Canter, Rythym & What I Really Think

As you all may have seen the weekend just passed I brought Dante out schooling to a local indoor arena at Knightfield Stud. The weather was dreadful with the rain absolutely bucketing down, so this indoor arena was perfect. The focus today was on jumping but solely on our canter. You are all probably used…

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Tough Lessons with Dante & Coach Sue Byrne

I find it nearly impossible to focus when I am riding alone especially when I don’t have a plan in place. A different set of eyes on the ground is a great plus to have, as they see things you may not notice or feel when you are in the saddle. Simple fixes to your…

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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…

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Small Fixes with Big Results – 8 Tips To Improve My Jumping

This post has been brewing for some time now! Over the last few months I wanted to pull together a post about where I currently stand with Dante’s jumping. The most annoying part about this post comes down to the fact that the things I have learned on my jumping journey come down to me…

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April Jumping Exercise – Bounce It Bitch

Our Exercises are back!! Our ever so popular exercises are making a comeback. What better way to jump back into the thriving summer season. First up is one of my all time favorites, Who doesn’t love a good pole jumping exercise, especially when it comes with so many good benefits. One that can definitely be…

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October Monthly Exercise – The Figure of 8

This months exercise incorporates oxers and raised canter poles into a figure of 8. While it sounds relatively simple, certain aspects present their own challenges for different horses.

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August Monthly Exercise #4 – Achieving a Rhythm

Well its our final August Monthly exercise and I have to say, I’m kind of sad to see this month end. To finish off, we decided again to ask our followers what they wanted to see and once again jumping won out (I’m starting to see a trend here). So the exercise we went with is a fun one that can, as usual, be ridden just on the flat.

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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. 

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April Monthly Exercise – The Grid of Choice

Looking for a challenge? Well this month’s exercise guarantees one!

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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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