Balance Training With Foam Rollers

Balance Training With Foam Rollers

I love my foam roller sessions, although I’m not sure all of my class attendees always agree. Using a foam roller is an excellent way of working on balance in a way that can mimic being on a horse, but it is seriously hard to get to grips with. In many ways balancing...
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...
Rider Fatigue

Rider Fatigue

To many non riders, riding is a passive sport where we just sit there and the rider doesn’t do anything whilst the horse or pony carries us around. That is until the non rider has a go, and hurts in places they never thought it possible to hurt, and realises how much...