Laura Edwards was the lucky winner of my recent simulator lesson competition and enjoyed a half hour session with me earlier this month. A lifelong rider who has owned horses for 15 years, Laura had previously had a brief demo on a simulator at Your Horse Live and had seen social media posts about simulator lessons and thought it looked interesting. But the question remained; how beneficial and realistic would a simulator be? Following her lesson with me, Laura has now experienced first hand the many benefits of a simulator lesson and feels it has made a real difference to her riding for both now and in the future.[Read more…] about Competition Winner Impressed by Benefits of a Simulator Lesson
Sarah Sjoholm-Patience gave a dressage demonstration at the Epsom Riding for the Disabled Group on Saturday 10th November, which raised over £1,000 for the charity. Demonstrating dressage training with a young horse through to advanced medium, the event attracted over 60 spectators. The charity provides disabled people with the opportunity to ride and benefit both their health and wellbeing.
With the new calendar year upon us, there is no better time to look at doing an annual plan for yourself and your horses.
The adage “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” may not be directly true, it could certainly be re-written to “if you want to succeed, you need to know what success is and how to get there.” So, what exactly is involved in an annual plan anyway?
A bit of cross training today, in a heavily jumping/ eventing centred Coaching Convention with the British Horse Society featuring Yogi Breisner and William Fox Pitt. Lots of good tips and the consistency in the importance in the quality of the rider’s basic aids and the horse’s response to them made for a great day.
A cold day for a trip up to Moulton College for an excellent Coaching Symposium with one of my para riders. There were a variety of different presentations with a para focus, a fascinating day with lots to take home.