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 confidence jumping and make your horse sharper in front.
One exercise for both the horse and rider to improve equally. The "Tune up double" builds confidence and sharpens the horses' front end.
How to stop the horse without using your reins.
The Half-halt is the best way to slow your horse down, using the core and thighs keep the horse uphill and soft in the rein.

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 confidence jumping and make your horse sharper in front.
One exercise for both the horse and rider to improve equally. The "Tune up double" builds confidence and sharpens the horses' front end.
How to improve your eye to see great distances.
Being able to see a good distance to a jump makes a calm,confident rider.Learn how to improve your eye with these simple exercises.
How to improve balance and style over a jump.
Having a strong, balanced jump position is essential for your horses' and your own confidence.

Click here to see more Show Jumping Training Videos

Dressage

How to stop the horse without using your reins.
The Half-halt is the best way to slow your horse down, using the core and thighs keep the horse uphill and soft in the rein.
How to stop the horse going “behind the bit”.
Dropping behind the bit and getting heavy in the contact is not only uncomfortable, its will also loose you precious marks in dressage.
Three exercises to engage the hind-quarters.
Here are 3 ways to work the horse correctly, encouraging him to lower his hind-end and become collected.

Click here to see more Dressage Training Videos

Cross Country

How to fix your horse stopping at jumps.
Working out whether your horse is naughty or nervous is the first thing you need to figure out, then your response will be correct.
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.

Click here to see more Cross Country Training Videos

Horse Management

Q and A with equine nutritionist Luisa Wood.
Listen to the latest research on feeding, preventing ulcers, choosing supplements and more...
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
Q and A with equine nutritionist Luisa Wood.
Listen to the latest research on feeding, preventing ulcers, choosing supplements and more...

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