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August Monthly Exercise #3 – The Bend & Flex

This weeks exercise was extremely challenging to say the least. There was quite a mixed review regarding doing a flat work exercise or a jumping exercise, so I decided why not do one that benefits both! As Dante progressed through the exercise I could see a huge improvement so hopefully you all will see the… Continue reading August Monthly Exercise #3 – The Bend & Flex

Darielle & Dante, Ground Exercises

How Do I Long Rein/Drive My Horse?

As requested by you all,  read below all about how I long rein Dante, or as the majority of the world likes to call it “Driving your horse”. You may have guessed that I am new to this, so what I have written below is a guide from what I have learned over the last… Continue reading How Do I Long Rein/Drive My Horse?

Orla & Coco, Our Bucking Adventures

Coco’s Return to Coilóg

Still flying high from the success of our combined training event, myself and Darielle took the horses for a schooling session in Coilóg the other week. Anyone who’s been following the blog since the beginning will know that the last time I brought Coco to  Coilóg it resulted in me having my first fall off Coco...

Exercise of the Month, Jumping

August Monthly Exercise #2 – Work That Hind End

Once you are happy with your approach to the flat poles, to challenge your horse more, start raising each pole up into raised poles, I started gradually with every second pole working toward the full row of poles all raised, (I kept them in sequence of right raised left raised the full way through the grid. 

All, Exercise of the Month

August Monthly Exercise #1 – Working on Tight Turns

We've been doing quite a good bit of jumping recently, with both of us moving up in the heights, so it was great to do an exercise that made us focus on the more technical side of jumping for a change. This was a great exercise to get us working on tightening up those turns after a fence. 

Darielle & Dante

Dante’s Diaries – Our First One Day Event

There were a lot of ups & downs during our preparations for our One Day Event, the week prior consisted of a lot if headless humans running around the yard, setting out Dressage arenas, setting up jumps, to lessons with Jer to prepare!