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.

Jumping Position Balance – Top tips to stay in the centre of your horse

“Oh, I got left behind”, this is a common occurrence in the show ring and training arena. Here are some top tips to help you stay in the centre of your horse when jumping or riding in general. Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting Your Walk- Using Placing Poles to Establish Your Walk

Do you ever use poles to help your horse THINK where his feet are?   Most horses do not think they have big honking hooves at the end of their spindly legs. Help your horse out by educating him on … Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting – Expert Advice to Avoid Refusals

When you enter the show ring your first concern is to get to eight jumps correctly and succinctly. Missing a distance is bad but a refusal will drop you out of the ribbons for sure. If you have a refusal … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Cool – Ten tips to keep your cool at horse shows

  Most athletes have butterflies prior to the big game. When you, as a horse back rider and competitor have a case of nerves, your horse can feel it. Remember:   what goes in the brain, goes down the rein … Continue reading

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