The Art Of Multitasking

The Art Of Multitasking

One thing that is certain is that riding a horse in any capacity requires multitasking. I can vividly remember a lesson a few years ago with Charlie Hutton at Talland, where we were working on improving the canter for pirouettes. Charlie is a very technical teacher,...
… And Breathe

… And Breathe

How many times in a lesson have you been told to breathe? Or when warming up before a test or jumping round, do you realise that you are holding your breath? It is an ‘issue’ that crops up for me before competing, especially if I’m nervous. It also gets a mention...
Little & Often To Get Results

Little & Often To Get Results

In our heads we probably all think we look better on a horse than we actually do – I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks I must look set to go down the centre line at WEG or the Olympics. Then I see myself in the mirror (not that this happens often as schooling in...
To Stretch Or Not To Stretch

To Stretch Or Not To Stretch

Do you stretch? Should you stretch? How do you stretch? Why do you stretch? These are all very important questions to ask yourself in relation to you and your horse if either or both of you ‘do stretches’. We all stretch naturally, usually after periods of prolonged...