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.

Horse Training – Have a STAR plan for your horse training

If you are a rider then you you have dealt with having to train a horse. It may be something simple such as walking correctly while being lead or it may be upper level dressage. Either way horse training comes into the picture. You should consider the STAR approach. Continue reading

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Making Mistakes is OK. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.”

This is how you should feel about horse training. I understand you would like to have everything perfect, everything correct and everything go according to plan. Well, sometimes things don’t happen that way. Especially, by the way, when you are riding and training horses. Continue reading

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Getting Things Done

After, what seemed to be, a very long winter we went out for a ride last evening. It was a warmish afternoon and the road was soft and ice free. I thought ‘finally, some decent weather’. What I realized then … Continue reading

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First Impressions in the Show Ring are Important

First impressions are important find out how the horse show judge makes their first impressions count. Continue reading

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