Lunging with a tail bandage

Tuesday’s Tip! Lunging with a tail bandage to increase hind end engagement Handy video for you this week. Apologies for the dodgy lighting and my voice – hard to lunge and record at the same time! I also had to video it on my phone as my camera had a dead battery  – woops! so the quality is a bit poor as well. The tail bandage is attached low to…

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Stuffyness

Tuesday’s Tip! Stuffyness Most of us will have one of those rides where the horse seems to be full of energy and impulsion but never actually seems to go anywhere and everything we ask seems to be a huge effort. This is frequently called stuffyness. It happens to all of us and is just one of those things that happens when training horses. The best way to combat this is…

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New Dressage Saddle

Fancy new dressage saddle that fits both Ollie and Hanna! Hopefully it will help Ollie work on his muscles and paces ready for some dressage tests over the winter. When we tried it we had a giant trot which bodes well! Frank Baines Elegance Dressage Saddle, very comfy and excellent service from Julia Duffin at Saddlekind 🙂 short panels and short flaps which suits me and my tiny legs very…

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Hanna

Say hello to Hanna! After months of searching and a few failed vettings I have finally found my new horse. She’s a lovely 4 year old KWPN bay mare with a wonderful temperament. This is her this morning during her first nap of the day. I’ll keep everyone updated on her progress and plans as we go

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Equine Dental Technicians

Tuesday’s Tip! Horse Dentists Remember to listen to your equine dental technician and book regular check ups for your horse. Teeth can have such an effect on your horse – from making it difficult to eat and chew, to creating an inconsistent contact when being ridden. I’ve got mine coming out this afternoon to check a couple of ponies so I’ll be sure to take some photos and let you…

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Splish Splash Splosh

Took Ollie xc schooling today at Boomerang and once I got his focus on what we were doing and not on what the other horses also schooling were doing we had a fab little session. Turns out Ollie absolutely adores water! Sploshed about in walk trot and canter, popping steps in and out and jumps in and out without a problem. The only difficulty I had was getting him out…

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Bath Time!

Lovely day at the yard today – 2 ponies had full baths and then went on the walker in the sun to dry off, lovely long hack and sorted out saddle fitter, dentist and physio – feeling very organised!

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