VIDEOS & ARTICLES

Welcome to the Training Archive - we have grouped the training by topic eg. show jumping, dressage, cross country,  etc. You can either click on a topic from the list or go straight to an article that catches your eye. Enjoy!

We also have a section on Horse Management - click here to go straight to a list of top tips.

Wishing you and your horse better riding.

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How to improve your horses jump by trotting the vertical.
Trotting the vertical encourages the horse to use strength not speed to push up not forward over his jumps.
How to stop your horse running off fences.
Opening the hand to stop the horse running off is often the first response but it's not the correct solution.

Video Training Series

New videos are released every two weeks grouped into Show Jumping, Dressage & Cross-Country. Please select the Training Series that you wish to view:

Show Jumping

How to improve your horses jump by trotting the vertical.
Trotting the vertical encourages the horse to use strength not speed to push up not forward over his jumps.
A grid to improve confidence and focus.
Kirstin teaches you another great grid to get the horses sharp and athletic.
Jumping a skinny to train your horse to focus.
Kirstin teaches you another great grid to get the horses sharp and athletic.

Click here to see more Show Jumping Training Videos

Dressage

How to get your horse “on the bit” softly.
Teaching the horse to yield from light pressure and to carry himself is introduced with two simple techniques.
How to improve the canter.
A four beat canter is very uncomfortable and is easily fixed, using bursts of medium canter helps get the jump back.
How to ride a spooky horse.
Understanding why horses spook is the first step in settling a spooky horse.

Click here to see more Dressage Training Videos

Cross Country

How to stop your horse running off fences.
Opening the hand to stop the horse running off is often the first response but it's not the correct solution.
How to jump drop fences.
Heal down and forward shoulders tall, head up is the only way to jump drops.
How to jump ditches confidently and safely.
Getting your position secure and your mind focused is the right start

Click here to see more Cross Country Training Videos

Horse Management

Horse and Pony Show Jumping Distances
Easy to follow guide for show jumping distances for horses and ponies.
“Re Mouthing” for a better contact.
Re Mouthing teaches the horse to accept the pressure of the bit and to yield to that pressure.
Sweating,Electrolytes and Cooling Off
Kirstin talks about the why horses sweat, the role of electrolytes and how to cool your horse off after a xc run.
What Studs Does My Horse Need ?
Kirstin talks about the different studs and their uses for the three phases.
Feeding Guidelines
With so much variety on the market today, it can be so hard deciding what feed to give your horse. I explain w
A weekly plan to increase fitness
There are a couple of things to consider when working your horse. You need to do a variety of work that builds stronger muscles, develops clear lungs and increases heart function.
Fitness Tips
Fitness TipsHorse FitnessThere is so much to learn about getting your horse fit but i'm going to start with basic[...]
No Foot, No Horse
No Foot, No HorseAfter weeks of rain and mud I thought I'd share a few tips from Farrier's I trust. In[...]
Changeable weather can lead to the “Rug Dilemma”
Changeable weather can lead to the "Rug Dilemma "Here is a bit of advice taken from an extract written by[...]
Spring Grass Fever
Spring Grass Fever It's that time again when the grass is causing hyper-sensitivity, excess energy and tight muscles. I spoke[...]

Other Videos & Articles

Horse & Pony Masterclass – Developing Rhythm & Consistency
Kirstin helps an event rider develop the rhythm and consistency they need to make the step up to Novice horse trials
Horse & Pony Article – Effective Cross Country Course Walking
Walking the course should be much more than a stroll around chatting with your mates and admiring the scenery – it’s a time for careful observation and, above all, planning
Horse & Pony Dream Lesson – Cross Country Training
Cross Country Confidence - Learning to jump different types of jumps, including combinations and accuracy fences; Improving confidence over ditches

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