Surviving The AIRC Riding Festival with Dante

What an experience the festival was, I mean like WOW! A massive thank you to AIRC & Mullingar Equestrian for all the organising, with over 2,000 entries/competitors, I think they deserve some recognition on all the hard work they put in to organising such an amazing event, not to mention all the volunteers & stewards…

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5 Top Tips For Riding The Best Showjumping Round

How many of you struggle to bring what you learn at home out with you to shows? Yes, me too! Sometimes the nerves take over and get the better of you, but don’t be too hard on yourself, I have compiled my Top 5 tips for riding that perfect round, well hopefully!! Like I do…

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Product Review – Zandona Chafe Belt

I have had a lot of questions from people lately in regards to this new contraption I have on Dante. From people coming upto me whilst he is wearing it asking what it is, to people asking me where I got it because they want to purchase one. The Chafe belt as it is actually…

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January Ultimate Exercise – “The Curve Ball”

And there you have it, our final January “Ultimate Exercise!”. I wont lie to you all, finishing with a jumping exercise was ideal, this is where I excel most, and well who doesn’t love a good jump!

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January Ultimate Exercise – “Figure Of Death”

There you have it the “Figure of Death” I would be lying if I said this exercise was easy, it certainly was not!

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6 Top Confidence Tips for Riders

Confidence plays a massive part in your riding, this applies to literally everyone no matter what stage or level you are at.  I am sure you as a reader have many tips, or go to rituals you do with your horse on or off the ground to get your confidence up!  Have a read below of…

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First Aid In The Yard – The Rider

Writing about rider first aid in the yard, well I could literally go on forever! Everyone has their stories, some more vile than others, but the majority of equestrians are quite knowledgeable and smart when it comes to injuries and rider safety.

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How To Keep Your Horse From Lifting His Head Up After He Jumps

be patient! One last thing, don’t worry about knocking of fences, it’s a relaxed rhythm into the fence and the result of them keeping that head down afterwards being the main things to look out for.

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Knowing When To Take A Step Back – Dante’s Diaries

He was bulldozing around the arena, his head 10 foot up in the air with a massive snotty head on him, but at the same time he knew he had the power, he was thoroughly enjoying himself jumping all the fences at his own pace and on his own terms….

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