7 gift ideas for horse lovers! I know it can sometimes be difficult to think of gifts for the horse rider as it's not always that obvious what to buy! So I thought I would do a little blog with some gift ideas for horse lovers!
Do you ever struggle to find motivation after some time off? It can be really difficult but sometimes it just small steps you need to take in order to get motivated when your feeling lazy! Read our latest blog for some top tips on how to get your arse back into gear!
Remember, you can't 'fix' things on the competition day, you just need to prepare your horse for the test ahead. I think these are all exercises that can be done on any horse at any level and can even be incorporated into your warm up routine!
Every horse, like every human, is an individual, so it can be misleading to make broad generalisations. Horses come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and also temperaments. There are also a wide range of training methods to choose from, so which one is right for you and your horse? Which one will help you to develop that special relationship that you've always dreamed of?
Humans have had a close association with horses for hundreds and thousands of years. Over the long period of time, attempts have been made by many to understand the nature of horses by studying their behavior in different circumstances.
In my opinion, no matter whether you're a dressage diva, a ballsy eventer or a savvy show jumper your flatwork on your horse is THE most important thing. We all know that to win a 3 day event your dressage score has to be spot on and if you can't half halt on the way toward a 1m fence your royally buggered.
So what do we mean by 'in front of the leg'? Your horse should respond quickly to the lightest of leg touches i.e. a slight squeeze of the calf and respond to this with an appropriate amount of impulsion (or 'energy').