Darielle & Dante, Our Bucking Adventures

How Important Your Position is In The Saddle ft. Wild Atlantic Rider & Smyth Breaking & Schooling

From Owning a young, unpredictable & unreliable horse there are some things that automatically go out the window. Your money being one & my riding position to be in at a close 2nd. Adjusting your body to survive some of the plunges, bucks or rears your young horse puts in at the beginning of their… Continue reading How Important Your Position is In The Saddle ft. Wild Atlantic Rider & Smyth Breaking & Schooling

Exercise of the Month

June Jumping Exercise – The Saucy Snake

Keeping things interesting, we pieced together this saucy little exercise! Incorporating some jumping while still keeping it quite technical. It gave both horse & rider some great results. With the riding festival coming up this weekend, this is a great exercise to brush up on your tight turns, approach to fences and landing on the… Continue reading June Jumping Exercise – The Saucy Snake

All, Our Bucking Adventures

Darielle & Coco – The Mare That Keeps on Giving

When I took Coco on board, the plan for me was to focus on flatwork/polework with her, to keep her in work so that she was kept content, busy & working. Orla of course was on the ground (not literally this time!!) setting up poles....

All, Our Bucking Adventures

Hollywood Horse Trekking Adventure

You might have noticed a lot of spam recently when myself & Orla planned a spontaneous trip to the wonderful Hollywood Horse & Pony Trekking Center.  There is no better way to change the scenery for the horses with a nice relaxing trail ride through the Wicklow mountains & of course the unforgettable river! Our… Continue reading Hollywood Horse Trekking Adventure

All, Orla & Coco

Enough about the horse…

When you own a young horse all of the focus tends to be on them, making sure they’re getting the right training and making sure, as the rider, you don’t die. For a solid two years all of my riding time has been spent getting Coco to exactly where she is now. From a green youngster to a (slightly) more matured horse who can be expected to behave herself. So what happens now?

All, Orla & Coco

Two Years of Coco

So as you may have read, Darielle and Dante celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week but did you know that me and Coco did too? Yes, me and Darielle both bought our delightful youngsters within a day of each other so between the two of us, the last 2 years has seen as ridiculous amount of ups and downs! Read on to read about my journey with Coco...