Coco goes Cross Country Schooling

About a Month ago I brought Coco cross country schooling at Quarryland Cross Country in Meath. It was such a great schooling day, despite a small mishap towards the end.

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Top 7 Tips for Schooling a Course without your Instructor

There comes a time where you need to progress & train by yourself at home without your instructor present. This can be the case for both of us here at NBW on a weekly basis. Unfortunately the bank account doesn’t always stretch far enough for weekly lessons!

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Combined Training with Coco

Find out how me and Coco got on when we tackled our first ever combined training event!

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Dealing with a Spooky Horse

Horses spook for any number of reasons – a dog jumped out at them, a bird rustled in the bush, a rock looked a bit funny, the grass was a different shade of green…you get the picture. The hardest part about a spooking horse is finding out what the actual cause is.

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Lessons with Coco ~ Rhythm & Bounce

And we’re back! Check out how me and Coco got on in our first lesson back after our (involuntary) break where we tackled the square exercise and some bounces.

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Sustaining My Confidence ~ Coco Edition

In the last year that I’ve had Coco, I’ve really found my confidence to be tested. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of experience riding young, green or difficult horses but that was long before my 2 year break from horse riding while I was in college. I knew once I got back into the swing of things I’d find my confidence again but when I started working with Coco, it definitely got knocked from time to time.

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National Horse Sport Arena – Horse Day Out!

This was both Coco and Dante’s first time to this arena and their first time out doing some proper showjumping schooling so we were both really looking forward to this experience.

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A Young Horse in a New Environment ~ Lessons with Coco

For my third lesson with Sue Byrne I decided to mix it up a little bit…I brought Coco to Darielle’s yard. It was our first time doing a schooling session outside of home and it was definitely an experience…

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