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December 10, 2018

With the pushy behaviour yesterday we decided today would be a good day to start showing Echo what's expected of him - to lay out the ground rules.

I always start from the ground as I am a strong believer that the behaviour and work relationship of the ground feeds into...

December 10, 2018

Hey there,

So Echo arrived yesterday. He was such a good boy at travelling. We had a reasonable journey of two hours in which he rested and allowed his mane to blow in the wind. When we arrived he was a little pushy, commence some ground work! 

We took the time to allow...

November 5, 2018

I have been doing some in-hand work with Enzo for the last week as he has been come the dominant horse in the field for the first time ever. This has meant he is now testing the boundaries so in-hand work is really useful just to remind him where our communication lies...

September 10, 2018

I have always been the one riding Enzo since I bought him, which works well for me. However in my mind if one day I am ill or something happens to me then Enzo would not be prepared for another rider. Yes he would work in a way anyone could ride but with him having an...

August 29, 2018

I have a very clever friend who knows how to work a camera. So I "borrowed" her to take some awesome pictures of Enzo and I.

It came at an ideal time as I had just brought him back into work, again, after he had a cut on the edge of his girth. It happened out in the fie...

August 16, 2018

At the beginning of the year we went to sell Georgie. I just did not have the time to put into her and she deserved more than that. But I believe things happen for a reason and I am hoping we shall find that out.

We had one person who viewed Georgie and wanted her with...

August 15, 2018

I am very fortunate to have two equines, one pony and one horse. However the comparison of the two leads to many judgements. 

The thing I hear all the time is that Georgie is the size of pony you would expect me to have - 13hh - while Enzo is not - 16.1hh.

This is b...

August 15, 2018

... training has started.

Our jump is a couple of poles between wings just above the ground. Enzo's jump is to step over it at a walk. All the small steps count; a win with a small step leads to another win that can keep building.

Although the jump size and style is smal...

July 5, 2018

So I have started the process towards riding bridleless. Ensuring voice control works and having a headcollar on for back up.

You know the hardest thing?

Nerves.

Just like when you go to your first show. 

But I also felt pressure. Why? Because I needed to get it right, I n...

June 19, 2018

Since the last post there is a lot to write. I guess that's the same every time I blog - I need to do these a little bit more regularly. Then maybe I can write more detailed blogs and remember everything.

The last time I wrote everything was going well and I was blind t...

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