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.

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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Do Have Your Own Equipment?

Purchasing Your Own Riding Equipment If you plan on becoming a rider or taking your riding seriously requires some financial commitment. The minimum is purchasing your own hat (approved), gloves, boots and riding crop. Some riding establishments have rental helmets … Continue reading

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