Confident rider

But what if you’re not? ‘Just be confident’ was the title that had run through my awareness yesterday.  I was musing over how many times I’ve heard or read in articles that to be successful with horses you need to be calm and confident. But what happens when you are not? Even though I was …

What is Success?

Being in relationship! I’ve been around horses my whole life.  As a child it was natural to want to be in a good relationship with my ponies, sitting on them bareback in the field, riding them bareback in a headcollar.  My pony fulfilled every aspect of having fun, going on rides together, playing games, jumping …

Sensitivity

As I hacked Jack out yesterday it was as if he was seeing things for the first time. Warmbloods are known for their unpredictability – and when I first had Jack he walked out from home quite happily on his own.  But when he met something that unnerved him he went from calm and unphased …

Spooky Horses

When you help your horse to connect with his feelings and express his sensitivity you are more likely to solve your horse riding problems and gain confidence in your relationship. What most terrified me about riding Jack when I first bought him was his unpredictability. I’d largely had thoroughbreds and Irish horses in the past …