How do I teach my horse to bounce?

Q: Introducing bounce fences: “It’s time to introduce something new to my seven-year-old’s showjump training. She’s perfect at grids and she loves jumping down them. Recently my trainer has asked me to practise some bounce fences with ‘Dusty’. However bounces for us often end in poles flying around. My instructor asked us to gradually decrease…

Bicton Arena

We had a super time at Bicton Arena where orgnaniser Helen West and her team had worked so hard to produce such fantastic going in light of this long, dry spell.Total Belief did a nice obedient test to score 27.3. She humped double clear with a couple of time penalties for second in the ON.…

A beautifully run event

We had a super day at Ascott Under Wychwood which is a beautifully run event with lovely, education tracks. Total Darkness was fantastic and finished seventh in his BE100 section. He’s been super all season, and the ‘E’ that blots his copybook at Portman is actually because I took the wrong course!

A good start to the season

My eventing season started at Tweseldown horse trials where the sun was shining and it was lovely to see so many friendly faces again. I think a lot of us were concentrating on staying on fresh horses in the warm up! I’m so lucky that Mountain Horse sponsors me and it was great to try…

Wendy Vaughan – Equine Physical Therapist

I am really lucky to work with Wendy Vaughan who is my equine and personal physical therapist. She regularly comes to Glebe Farm and keeps the horses in tip top condition, and she keeps all my niggles at bay too. Wendy offers a range of techniques for horses: Massage, McTimoney-Corley – gentle adjustments/manipulations, Physiotherapy (Laser,…