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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6 Things to Remember when Taking on a Young Horse

With the arrival of Cosmo, another 4 year old, I have started looking back on everything I learned during my time with Coco. There are definitely some things I did right but there are also some I did wrong. Here are 6 things to know when you decide to take on a young horse.

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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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Product Review – Equitop Myoplast

Over the past year I have found it quite hard to find a supplement to help support Dante and his every growing body. As he is quite the large animal, training him & working his muscles without the proper support was not exactly ideal. We went through spurts where he gained incredible muscle then dropped…

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Top 5 Flatwork Exercises that Everyone Must Do!

Flatwork by far is one of the most important things to focus on with any horse young or old. It’s benefits are not only rewarding, but with a good Flatwork foundation you will in turn see massive improvements in your jumping. Check out some of my go to exercises hat I have been focusing on…

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Dantè – The Full Review

I shall start this post with some reassurance for you all, Dante is not for sale, he is not going anywhere anytime soon! With the sad news on Coco’s departure we have been feeling quite overwhelmed & well sad the last few weeks. I have had a lot of feedback in regards to updates on…

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August Exercise – Attack Those Poles

It is safe to say that it has been quite some time since we posted an exercise for you guys to try out! With a lot of focus recently being put on our jumping, we have finally taken some time out to focus more on our pole work. This is mainly to focus on growing…

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What Yard Personality Are You? 

Some of the personalities you’re sure to have come across at some point in your equestrian life. Do you recognise any of them? Do you think you fit in any of these shoes?

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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…

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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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