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Diago’s Journey – Part 4

By |April 13th, 2017|Blog, Mel's Horses|0 Comments

Saddling and mounting your horse….piece of cake right, there is nothing to it!  Until you hop on and find out the hard way that your horse had no intention of going for a ride today.

 

So many times I see this important step in riding get overlooked or taken for granted yet I have solved […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 3

Circles are bad for your horse!!  I hear this quite a lot and yes, if your horse is stiff and braced, circles can be very hard on a horse and boy oh boy!  Diago was all of those things!

 

So our next step in Diagos journey is to build on our relationship, help him find […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 2

By |August 9th, 2016|Blog, Mel's Horses|2 Comments

So what has the way you catch your horse got to do with riding him? The short answer is EVERYTHING!! The long answer? Whenever I work with young horses, difficult horses, starting them under saddle and any horse really, my main aim is to have permission from my horse to do what I am […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 1

By |June 27th, 2016|Blog, Mel's Horses|1 Comment

I have had Diago for about 4 years now, he came to me a very scared, stiff and unconfident horse.  He was owned by a Dressage Instructor who felt he wasn’t going to make it as a dressage horse and his thing was that he would buck whenever being brought back into riding after […]