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TRAIN TO WIN: MIA PALLES-CLARK – Showjumping Warm up at a competition.. How to make the best of the collecting ring and save your horse’s jump for when it really counts!

TRAIN TO WIN: MIA PALLES-CLARK – Showjumping Warm up at a competition.. How to make the best of the collecting ring and save your horse’s jump for when it really counts!

The warm up arena or collecting ring is a very important place where classes can be won or lost, nerves and confidence built and restored or where stress and dramas can be created and the…

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TRAIN TO WIN – Roberto Scalisi gives us some tips on how to cope with competition nerves…

TRAIN TO WIN – Roberto Scalisi gives us some tips on how to cope with competition nerves…

Every rider will cope with nerves differently, with some getting more nervous than others. But remember it is normal to get nervous! I remember when I first started to event I couldn’t really get much…

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LOOKING AFTER THE EVENT HORSE – with CHILDERIC UK and Gemma Tattersalls

LOOKING AFTER THE EVENT HORSE – with CHILDERIC UK and Gemma Tattersalls

When it comes to keeping your event horse looking and feeling his best throughout the busy season, Childéric Saddles ambassador and top international eventer Gemma Tattersall has some great tips and advice to ensure that…

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Distracted and Dangerous

Distracted and Dangerous

Distracted and Dangerous One of the main reasons horses don’t pay attention is you are not ‘leading’ them. If you don’t have a purpose or a plan in which to engage your horse, they are…

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BUILDING TOPLINE IN YOUR HORSE – An 8 week plan

BUILDING TOPLINE IN YOUR HORSE – An 8 week plan

Your horse’s spine is designed like a bridge.  The vertebrae are strung together and supported by muscles, similar to the design of a suspension bridge.   When the additional weight of a rider is added,…

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Is Your Horse a Handful this time of year?

Is Your Horse a Handful this time of year?

This weather certainly brings out the best in us, but it also means that your horses may be feeling particularly full of themselves after the long, wet winter!  Much of this is down to management,…

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Under pressure… dum dum dum dum dum..

Under pressure… dum dum dum dum dum..

Great song, sung by Queen and a great man we lost in January; David Bowie (not to be confused with Ice Ice baby!) a sad start to the year really, some all-time greats no longer…

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CONFIDENCE WITH JON PITTS – LAST IN THE SERIES

CONFIDENCE WITH JON PITTS – LAST IN THE SERIES

For the final article in this series I wanted to move on from the training aspects of confidence and look at how we continue the development process in the season. With Burnham Market now behind…

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HELPING A TENSE HORSE

HELPING A TENSE HORSE

Problems under saddle often come from confusion on the ground. I seem to get runs of horses with the same issue in my training yard. For example, I will get a succession of horses that…

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Jason explains how to gain your horses attention….and keep it!

Jason explains how to gain your horses attention….and keep it!

I recently helped a client with her horse who had the equine equivalent of Attention Deficit Disorder! The challenges she faced and that I helped her to overcome are faced at some stage by most…