Tag Archives: equestrian

10 Tips for Banishing Competition Riding Nerves

Learn to work with your emotional responses, channelling them into the job in hand rather than trying to eradicate them altogether. Here she explains how. Continue reading

Posted in Tips, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10 Tips for Banishing Competition Riding Nerves

Should I use a Mounting Block? 3 Reasons to Save Yourself and Your Horse’s Back

I remember the days when my equestrian prowess was measured by how high I could lift my leg to get on a horse. These days, however, the mounting block is your friend and the friend to your horse’s back as well as to your saddle. Continue reading

Posted in Horse Show | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Should I use a Mounting Block? 3 Reasons to Save Yourself and Your Horse’s Back

Tail Turnout – How to Turn Out a Tail with the best of them!

As a horse show judge I notice a lot of things. If horses ‘chip’ in, leave out strides or knock rails down. I also notice tails. And a well turned out tail can complement any hunter round. Get these tips on how to get a leg up on the competition with some easy tail tips. Continue reading

Posted in Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Tail Turnout – How to Turn Out a Tail with the best of them!

Do Have Your Own Equipment?

Purchasing Your Own Riding Equipment If you plan on becoming a rider or taking your riding seriously requires some financial commitment. The minimum is purchasing your own hat (approved), gloves, boots and riding crop. Some riding establishments have rental helmets … Continue reading

Posted in Tips | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Do Have Your Own Equipment?