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Grandmother Moon

I had an interesting experience this morning while feeding the horses in the mostly dark. My big Thoroughbred, Wally, was ill at ease and acting oddly even after he got his hay. 406 more words

Horse Training

Make dressage more rewarding! Workshop near Dromore, Northern Ireland, Saturday 13th September 2014

Have you ever wondered how you could put a little more sparkle into your tests?
Perhaps you feel your horse needs you to continually nag and niggle at them to put more effort in? 282 more words

Powder Gets Ground Worked - Training Day 3

Training Day 3 – 50 Minutes

Today I tried to lunge Powder again but it’s increasingly clear she does not get how and I’ll have to take baby steps to get her there. 619 more words


Posting light, lighter, lightest

To get the back to come up, or at least give it the best chance of coming up.

Alexi’s advice was to ditch the tendency to lean back, and be as light as possible on Jaworzno.  200 more words


Dressage for Jumping: Two movements you don't want to be skipping on when working on your flatwork

Patricia over at The Dressage Tipster/The Crystal System invited me to guest blog for her fabulous blog so if you love jumping and would like to read a few of my thoughts on how useful dressage can be to avoid “unlucky poles down” or always landing on the wrong lead, read on:

Coaching The Rider

Second Place

Jigs and I have been practicing on cantering between obstacles.  Today we managed to pick up the canter from a standstill with little effort. Two years ago I would never have imagined we could do that. 225 more words

Responsible Horse Ownership

08/16/2014 Introductions

It all started with an email.

“Thought you might be interested in this horse.  She’s a 9 yo, thoroughbred that her owner “Skeets” is looking to find a good home.  1,231 more words