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.

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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Tips for Mastering the Rising Trot – Feel the horse

Most riders when starting out put too much effort into the rising. They press onto their stirrups, and stand up as far as they can. This can sustain them for only a short time as their legs get tired and new riders do not ‘go with the flow’.
You must admit you have to FEEL the horse to do a posting trot correctly. Continue reading

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