For me as a horse trainer, confidence is an issue I deal with every day. Hopping on horses that I don’t know, and ones that have known issues can really play on your confidence and it is so important to me that I keep my confidence right up there, not only to keep myself […]
If you never give your horse a choice, they never get the chance to choose to be with you.
It’s a wonderful feeling when you take the halter and lead rope off your horse and he chooses to stay with you….It can be heartbreaking if they choose to leave….but then if they decide to come […]
Today I want to share with you some insights as to why we tend to lose confidence with our horses as we get older.
If you are one of those ladies who used to hoon around as a kid and do all sorts of crazy things on your horse and you are feeling frustrated these […]
It is the release that teaches the horse and it is the offer that gives them the choice.
Giving your horse the chance to make a decision in everything you ask him to do will exercise the logical part of his brain, creating a calm, thinking horse. Make sure you are giving your horse clear […]
You are out on a ride with your horse. All is going well until suddenly your horses head goes up and he slams on the breaks. He becomes completely rigid and you start to hear his heart thumping. And you think to yourself….Uh Oh! Which is all you have time for because the next […]
The one who does the least amount of work is the one who is in charge.
Our horses are very good at making it look like they are doing what we are asking of them, but if you find that you are doing more work than your horse to get the task done, then it […]
Our horses can be very good at re-positioning us.
Try using a marker on the ground when handling your horse to help you keep track of where you are and see who is moving who.
Have you ever bought a horse and felt that it was drugged when you looked at him because now that you have got him home, he has turned into a fire breathing dragon? Or perhaps you have had a horse for years whom you got along really well with but now the time has […]
Never accept your horse walking off whilst you are mounting or dismounting.
Wait for him to stand still and give you permission first.
The 2016 Australasian QSports was held at the beautiful Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW. Diago and I headed up there and what a fun day it was! We had an absolute ball as we competed in the Open sections and won the Liberty, and Riding classes PLUS! I am very proud to say that I also […]