February Monthly Exercise – 6 Things to Work on Using 6 Poles

Have you ever found yourself short on poles? Well for this exercise, all you need is six poles and you can get straight to work.

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Exercises to Help Build Your Horse’s Weak Hind End

So myself and Coco have been slightly AWOL the last few weeks. After my last post we were at a point where we had to strip everything back and focus on building that hind end. Check out some exercises I’ve been doing to improve Coco’s muscle development across her back and hind legs.

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Sustaining Our Confidence – Jumping

Both Orla & I have run into problems jumping both Dante & Coco in the past. We’re definitely making progress but we never stop learning when it comes to these two horses. And we can definitely say without a doubt that our confidence has been tested on a number of occasions when it came to putting these horses over a jump!

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Progress Post ~ Jumping with Coco

Over the last few months I’ve done a lot of work with Coco, specifically on her jumping. We’re now at a place where we can really move forward so I wanted to take a look back on what we did to get here!

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The Physio & the Saddle Fitter ~ Fixing Coco’s Back

Over the last few months I’ve found Coco showing some signs of discomfort and pain. Some obvious, others not so obvious. The signs varied from riding issues to hints I’ve picked up from spending time with her on the ground. The one thing they all had in common was it all pointed to back pain…

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Lessons with Coco ~ Figure-of-8 Jumping Exercise

Me and Coco are finally starting to see some real progress. From our flatwork to our jumping, we’re really starting to click. Check out how we got on with Sue’s figure-of-8 jumping exercise.

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Saddle Sores: Causes & Solutions

Saddle sores can be quite a painful problem for horses so if the problem ever arises it’s always good to have a remedy on-hand so you can begin treatment immediately.

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Buying my Youngster ~ Finding Coco

After viewing two other horses, one of which I was very close to buying, I had another look at Coco’s advert and decided for the right horse, I would be willing to extend my budget..so I arranged a viewing. 

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Head Tossing: Causes & Solutions

Head Tossing can be one of the most frustrating habits a horse can have. To start, it’s just plain annoying! One minute your horse is working nice and forward and then BAM the head comes flying up and all the work you’ve done is gone and you’re back to square one. But mostly, it’s frustrating…

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The Turn Back Exercise ~ Lessons with Coco

A great exercise if you’re looking to improve your jump off skills!

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