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Young horses at Treborough

Last weekend we headed to Exmoor for Treborough Horse Trials where I rode Total Equestrian Construction’s six-year-old Total Darkness and Katherine Coleman’s gorgeous five-year-old Handpainted. Total Darkness, or Ted as he is known, was competing for the first time at novice level and lead the dressage, jumped great showjumping and felt very scopey cross country.…

Fabulous Nunney

We headed to Nunney this weekend on a scorching hot weekend where an army of volunteers at the cross country finish ensured horses were properly cooled after their CIC2* runs. They’d imported loads of ice to ensure the water was as cool as possible which was a great effort. It was Helen West’s first year…

Giving a horse oomph

H&H question of the week: How do I teach my young horse to go forwards? Q: “Giving a young horse ‘oomph’: I have a four year old Irish Sport Horse who has been broken for seven weeks. I can honestly say he is the safest youngster I have ever sat on and wonderful to deal…

Giving a horse oomph

H&H question of the week: How do I teach my young horse to go forwards? Q: “Giving a young horse ‘oomph’: I have a four year old Irish Sport Horse who has been broken for seven weeks. I can honestly say he is the safest youngster I have ever sat on and wonderful to deal…

Pole work on a figure of eight

Poles work on a figure of 8   Ground poles are a really useful tool for horses and riders of all levels. For horses they strengthen their hind end and improve the rhythm. They also help make schooling sessions more fun. For riders they develop your eye, your timing, promote proper balance, focus your attention on…