So we’ve done it. We’ve got a meaningful result at a decent level. Dell finished 9th in the CIC* at Hambleden. But
blimey it was a bit of an epic weekend.....
For starters I was missing school on Friday (again) but an early start meant we had plenty of time for Gray and Dell’s dressage.yes""> I’ve often been told that a problem with the junior system Continue
is that you don’t get the experience of competing against…
Added by Oliver Lawrence on May 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Pic.left: Watching dressage warm up with Barney who after becoming friends with me decided being close by is the way to go!
Where were we?
Tweseldown trip was very interesting.
The reason I like to go to various events is because I like to… Continue
Added by Wiola Grabowska on April 23, 2010 at 8:00pm —
So the eventing season’s now well and truly underway. Dells already had outings to Isleham and Poplar where he jumped double clears in the placings Continue
and last weekend he jumped his first intermediate novice at Great Witchingham
and finished 10th.
Things are looking up!
Continuing with the success front I also managed to pass my…
Added by Oliver Lawrence on April 8, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Marengo with Napoleon
Added by William Micklem on March 26, 2010 at 4:00am —
Bert de Nemethy
Added by William Micklem on March 19, 2010 at 5:00am —
‘Indoor eventing’ was the title of the ‘continuous professional development’ training day held on Monday 15th March 2010 at Hadlow College, nr Tonbridge in Kent. The coach for the day was Nick Turner FBHS.
In my… Continue
Added by Anna Trinder on March 16, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I would always support investing in our coaches because the pay off is so great as they influence so many hundreds of riders over their lifetime. I agree with Sebastian Coe, the Olympic 800m and 1,500m medalist and now head of the 2012 London Olympics, that more money should go to Continue
coaching and coaches rather than to individual performers…
Added by William Micklem on March 12, 2010 at 4:00am —
Never underestimate the power of the mind, not only as a power for good but also as a negative power that can subconsciously restrict your activities and achievements. Fear is often connected to a negative attitude. There are two… Continue
Added by William Micklem on March 5, 2010 at 4:00am —
Why do we not talk more about fear, when fear is a common emotion in cross country riders? There is probably no sane person who is totally fearless and everyone has his or her limits. Even a Grand Prix racing car driver, who is brave enough to…
Added by William Micklem on February 26, 2010 at 4:00am —
Last week I began to look at the special value of equestrian sports. Jessica Kuerton, in the… Continue
Added by William Micklem on February 19, 2010 at 4:00am —
Is this type of training acceptable? Check out my Chronicle of the Horse article on Rollkur using the link below:
Added by William Micklem on February 18, 2010 at 6:45pm —
Added by William Micklem on February 12, 2010 at 4:00am —
It is so easy at times to lose control slightly and ask too much of your horse...or possibly worst, to intentionally ask too much in a deliberate and continual way in the belief that 'stretching' the horse in this way will yield greater progress. Education is the key, but to develop the experience, feel, and sensitivity to judge with some accuracy how much a horse can be asked is not a short journey. However what a hugely rewarding destination… Continue
Added by William Micklem on February 5, 2010 at 4:00am —
It’s all go here. In the last week, we’ve been to Devon and back, bought a horse and done some BD and BSJA, not to mention my exams at school during all that.... With the season almost upon us it’s been all go to get ready.
So, our first dressage
competition of the new year was also a test of my new years resolution – to map read better! We only took… Continue
Added by Oliver Lawrence on January 29, 2010 at 4:00pm —
“You can spit in their ear to get them to canter,” a former coach of mine, Robert Hall, used to say, when emphasising how easy it is to train a horse if you use any aid consistently. In a demonstration I will often demonstrate this point by doing something silly, like pulling the hairs behind the saddle as I give the normal aids for canter. I do this about ten times, then take the leg away completely and just pull the hairs and most horses will… Continue
Added by William Micklem on January 29, 2010 at 4:00am —
After riding for several years, I've decided that it's time to get serious and find a horse to call my own. Finding my first horse is proving to be challenging. I need a seasoned horse that I can handle. I admit that I'm not considered an "advanced" rider yet, and don't want a horse that will prove to be to much for me. Also, I absolutely love jumping
, and I need a horse young enough to be able to safely jump.… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on January 23, 2010 at 10:30pm —
This is my ten year old son on his 24 year old 11.2 pony - both of whom need to be carefully minded. They are jumping
a fairly substantial fence. Quite a challenge and quite a risk many would say, but the two of them can do this time and time again with little risk. In fact my son can ride down to this fence like an international rider, in terms of getting his… Continue
Added by William Micklem on January 22, 2010 at 4:00am —
I remember the occasion well. It was the Fourburrow Pony Club camp in Cornwall, in the south west of England. I was 12 and a typical thin gangly kid. As you can see in the photograph above I was six foot tall on stick legs and all curled up on a 14.2 pony....my brilliant mare Charlie's Aunt. So what did my coach do? She took away my irons and made me ride and jump all morning with no stirrup irons, just like so many coaches have done before and… Continue
Added by William Micklem on January 15, 2010 at 4:00am —
'Hannoverian' Butts Leon
- German Senior Team '08 & '09 - 97% Thoroughbred
Convincing people of the need for thoroughbred blood in the event horse is should not be difficult. Ireland has been the World Breeding Federation leading country for event horses for the past 15 years with horses that are almost exclusively 3/4 to full thoroughbred, as have been the majority of the greatest event horses in… Continue
Added by William Micklem on December 18, 2009 at 4:00am —
Do I have the answer. I'll have a better idea after this clinic.
This Clinic is suitable for both Therapeutic and non Therapeutic Coaches and Instructors, riders and volunteers.
Clinic: Elaine Potter – Open Para Dressage Judging
Date: Sunday, 24 Jan 2010, Snow day 31 Jan 2010
Timings: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM with a half hour lunch provided
Location: CARD (Community Association for Riding for the Disabled)
4777 Dufferin St
Just north of Finch… Continue
Added by Bill Thomas on December 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —