An Italian Job

On the 29 and 30 October 2016 I attended my first equitation science clinic held by Lisa Ashton of EquiSci, at the Grand Prix Riding Club in Campagnano (Rome) of professional rider and instructor Stefano Coata. I had read Andrew McLean’s very inspiring book The Truth...

Guardians of The Horse

How would you describe ‘togetherness’ with your horse? Confident? Compliant? Cooperative? Delegates at the 2016 Equine Behaviour Forum 14th Seminar were asked by scientist Dr Lynda Birke to assess the “togetherness” of a familiar and unfamiliar handler, leading the...

Subtleties For Success

Horses evolved as open-plain grazing prey herd species, so applying trickle feeding and continuous movement while foraging in your horse’s husbandry creates mental and physical benefits, thereby directly affecting training. Horses survived and evolved because of...

Back To the Future

The saying goes, if something is too good, then it probably is.  After hearing the phrase ‘something for nothing’  at the National Dressage Championships, I started to wonder how far can super genetics get you in the sport of dressage? Dressage is...

Gold, Silver & Bronze: Is it Inspired or Out-classed?

Where can you drive a Ferrari down the motorway, and have no breaks? Feel 15 different gears or get something for nothing? The British Dressage National Championships, of course! Today is Part 1 of short series of blogs sharing the latest news from dressage judges,...

British Horse Society Brilliance

The 2016 British Horse Society (BHS) Welfare conference was simply visionary. Themed: Stressed Out? The Causes, Effects and Prevention of Stress in the Horse and Rider meant I managed to successfully multi-task!  I got to update my CPD for the Register of...
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