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.
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
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..
Spooking. Napping. Bucking. Refusing. You name it, Coco did it! Our first trip to Coilóg definitely didn't go as planned...
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!
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.
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… Continue reading Head Tossing: Causes & Solutions