Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.

10 Tips for Banishing Competition Riding Nerves

Learn to work with your emotional responses, channelling them into the job in hand rather than trying to eradicate them altogether. Here she explains how. Continue reading

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Should I use a Mounting Block? 3 Reasons to Save Yourself and Your Horse’s Back

I remember the days when my equestrian prowess was measured by how high I could lift my leg to get on a horse. These days, however, the mounting block is your friend and the friend to your horse’s back as well as to your saddle. Continue reading

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Tail Turnout – How to Turn Out a Tail with the best of them!

As a horse show judge I notice a lot of things. If horses ‘chip’ in, leave out strides or knock rails down. I also notice tails. And a well turned out tail can complement any hunter round. Get these tips on how to get a leg up on the competition with some easy tail tips. Continue reading

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Tender Tendons – How to Tend a Tender Tendon

We may of experienced it or at least know someone who has ‘blown a tendon’. But what would you do and what you should do? Signs of a possible tendon injury The first critical thing you may notice is the … Continue reading

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