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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.

Cold Weather Riding Tips for Hearty Winter Riders. Well, I hate to admit it but the cold weather is going to come and we have to be ready for it. The shoes and pads are on but what about what … Continue reading

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Be a Better Rider – Start Now!

Are you interested in getting ahead with your riding, but you feel like you are riding around in circles (literally)? Would you like to have efficient training sessions as well as have a set of proven training tools and techniques … Continue reading

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Horse Partnership – Does it matter? Three Tips to Improve Your Bond With Your Horse

We have seen those perfect partners. Having a willing horse partner is part of being a successful equestrian. I often get asked, “why does my horse do that?” And by “that” it could be pick up the wrong canter lead, … Continue reading

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3 Proven Tips from a Senior Horse Show Judge to Get Noticed In a Good Way and Stay off the ‘Naughty List’

The Naughty List The ‘naughty list’ is the list the judge keeps tally of naughty outbursts, wrong leads and dropped rails. As a judge, we try not to use horses on the naughty list when placing competitors at a horse … Continue reading

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