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My horse was drugged when I bought him!

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 come […]

QSports Australasian Championships 2016

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 won […]

Amateur v’s Professional

People are becoming jaded by all the horsemanship ‘hype’. It seems that every man and his dog has jumped  on the ‘natural horsemanship’ bandwagon to the point where if they use a rope halter, they are a ‘natural horseman’.  The outcome is catastrophic with horses breaking down because they are running around on their front […]

The Rollercoaster Rider

Have you ever been on a rollercoaster?  It’s a pretty exciting ride isn’t it and once you are on there, there is no getting off so you have to just shut your eyes and go for the ride.  Think about how you felt at the end, you are both excited and exhilarated from the pure […]

Are you holding back with your horse?

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Joe Sabah I really like this quote, so many times people hold back because they think they should know more or need to be better to really be able to achieve the goals they have.  Reality is, that […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 2

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 doing […]