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If I had a euro for every time I heard an Equestrian say those dreaded lines, “the evenings are getting darker” or “Im not riding its raining” I would have myself a nice sum of money thats for sure! Not many of us are fond of the winter weather, but unlike other hobbies us Equestrian put theContinue reading “A Survival Guide To Winter Riding – 7 Top Tips”
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 onContinue reading “Top 5 Flatwork Exercises that Everyone Must Do!”
Well, it seems as if it has been months since I have done any Dante updates. I have successfully been doing my weekly lessons with my trainer Jer over the last few weeks, and the difference in Dante has been huge. Dante is ridden 5 times a week, jumped once or twice, 3 days ofContinue reading “Dante’s Training Schedule – What We’re Working On”
You may have noticed or seen over on our Instagram all my talk about transition work. Well they are the holy grail of everything when it come to putting manners on Dante, that and my instructor gave me loads of homework to do before our next lesson I have been focusing a lot onContinue reading “Transition Exercise’s For Your Horse”
We’ve been doing quite a good bit of jumping recently, with both of us moving up in the heights, so it was great to do an exercise that made us focus on the more technical side of jumping for a change. This was a great exercise to get us working on tightening up those turns after a fence.
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.
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..