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.

The Final Circle- It’s Important

In your Hunter Round Leave a Good Impression… Do  a nice circle! After your hunter round is done, you should do a final closing circle. If the course ends at the opposite end of the ring from the in/out gate … Continue reading

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Are Canter Leads Important

A winning trip in the hunter ring can be defined as a horse that flows from one jump to the next in a steady rhythmic fashion and jumps the fences in round forward athletic fashion. This does not mean fast … Continue reading

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What the Judge is looking for – Equitation Judging equitation can be difficult sometimes and what the judge is looking for can be difficult to understand, particularly if you haven’t shown before or are new to going to a horse … Continue reading

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Horse Watching –

Improve Your Eye by Watching Horses You can educate your eye by watching horses and riders during their training sessions. Take a look at this simple one minute video that reveals some things about this horse and rider. Watching horses … Continue reading

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