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.

Does Turn Out Matter – Horse Show Turn Out Does the Judge Really Notice?

In a word yes, turnout does matter. Having correctly fitting equipment and being properly dressed proves you belong. You can have a great round of jumps and poor turn out and still be the winner but presenting yourself as the … Continue reading

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Hot weather hints. Simple tips for hot weather horse care

During these hot hazy days of summer I sometimes refresh my memory of how cold things were in the winter time. Here is a short video of some snowy weather we had and how we persevered during the deep snow. … Continue reading

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Planning – Do You Think Planning is Important?

This word has been floating around in my head the last few days. Planning – It is the key to success and although you can do things ‘on a whim’, planning will add to your successes. Plan your ride  – … Continue reading

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It’s all about respect – or – How to get your horse to move sideways!

You can teach your horse to move sideways with elegance. Does your horse know what is being asked of him? Put what you learned into practice and have your horse soft and supple. Continue reading

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