6 Things to Remember when Taking on a Young Horse

With the arrival of Cosmo, another 4 year old, I have started looking back on everything I learned during my time with Coco. There are definitely some things I did right but there are also some I did wrong. Here are 6 things to know when you decide to take on a young horse.

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Two Years of Coco

So as you may have read, Darielle and Dante celebrated their 2 year anniversary last week but did you know that me and Coco did too? Yes, me and Darielle both bought our delightful youngsters within a day of each other so between the two of us, the last 2 years has seen as ridiculous amount of ups and downs! Read on to read about my journey with Coco…

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Happy Hacking with Dante & Coco

The last time we went out for a hack together it didn’t go very well so we decided it was time to give it another go. Both horses showed tremendous improvements. Give it a read for the full story!

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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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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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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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Keeping them Busy & Getting the Stride Right ~ Lessons with Coco

A quick run down of mine and Coco’s second private lesson with Sue Byrne. Here we found a great way of keeping Coco focused and we worked on my ability to read a stride…

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Coco’s First Private Lesson ~ Lessons with Coco

I had Coco for nearly 7 months and was yet to have a private lesson on her. With a few bad habits accumulating, I decided it was time that myself and Coco get our arses kicked…

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