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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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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May Monthly Exercise – The Zig – Zag

This exercise is good for a horse who anticipates there work. The different & tight turns will keep your horse thinking & stop them from guessing where they are going next, therefore they have to stop and listen to you & your aids.

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The Pros & Cons of Going to The Gallops

The woodchip was a lot deeper so the horses had to work themselves a lot more through it. With the woodchip gallops, The horses had to work themselves up to the top of a hill before we finished off by letting them walk back

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Dante’s Diaries – Back To Flat

Dante is not like any other horse I have ridden before. He is so sensitive at the mouth & to be honest until you ride Dante, you wont understand what I really mean! I ride him in a snaffle bit, and although some people may suggest using a stronger bit on him for more control, I disagree..

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One Step Forward, 10 Steps Back ~ Coco at Coilóg

Spooking. Napping. Bucking. Refusing. You name it, Coco did it! Our first trip to Coilóg definitely didn’t go as planned…

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Coco’s First Attempt at Cross Country

While I’ve always loved cross-country, it’s definitely something I’m not rushing to get Coco schooled in. As she’s such a spooky mare, she doesn’t really deal very well in open spaces so big fields with large solid fences aren’t really going to go down too well! 

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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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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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Dante’s Diaries – Working on that Outline

At the beginning he was quite confused as to why I was pushing him forward but at the same time holding him back from cantering on, eventually the pin dropped and he dropped his head

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