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.

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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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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