Training

Short Steps and Flying changes

Short Steps and Flying changes

A few lessons with coach Danielle Keogh was just what the dressage gods ordered to kick of our 2018 season. Excitingly we were able to progress our work on both the short steps and the flying changes as well as further the developing the ‘pirouette […]

My Plan – January 2018

My Plan – January 2018

The 11th day of January may seem like an odd and late time to be sharing with you all what my plan for the month, however there is a reason. Towards the end of last year I took Nonie’s shoes off. This has been another […]

2017 – A year in Review – Equestrian Blog Hop

2017 – A year in Review – Equestrian Blog Hop

2017 was a whirlwind of changes to in my career and a different focus in my riding. A promotion at work saw my professional life ramp up. With Nonie and I being between elementary and medium level, competing took a back seat and the focus […]

Bridleless riding and adventures on the beach

Bridleless riding and adventures on the beach

As long as you’re having fun, that’s all that matters. We’ve all heard it before. And yet somewhere along the way our ambition takes over and the fun can easily take a back seat. Regular readers will know that I love dressage and I genuinely take pleasure […]

My values as an equestrian

My values as an equestrian

I recently listened to the #HorseHour podcast ‘Train your brain’ episode. In this episode host Amy Frost talked to performance coach Jenni Winter about how we can harness our brains to maximise performance with our horses. During this conversation, Jenni discussed the importance of our […]

For the Love of Learning – Part 2 YouTube

For the Love of Learning – Part 2 YouTube

In my first post in the series, ‘For the love of learning’ I shared my favourite equestrian podcasts. Because we all have different learning styles it’s important to look at different learning tools. This week it’s all about YouTube Channels. As far as training goes […]

A clinic with Danielle Keogh

A clinic with Danielle Keogh

Last weekend I attended a clinic with my coach Danielle Keogh. As well as being an incredible dressage rider and coach, Dani is also an experienced physiotherapist. I believe that her deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics gives her a unique perspective as a trainer. […]

Why a $5 notebook was a brilliant investment in my riding

Why a $5 notebook was a brilliant investment in my riding

I recently purchased a small, rather unassuming notebook for just $5 and I can honestly say, its been a fantastic investment in my riding. I’ve been using it on a regular basis to reflect upon my riding sessions and it has changed the way I […]

Bareback Horse Riding

Bareback Horse Riding

I pulled in at Champion C this Tuesday afternoon around five o’clock, before I had even turned off my car I realised that my short boots were in a rather useless spot, the front porch at home. Although I now have a bit of a […]

For the love of learning – Part 1 Podcasts

For the love of learning – Part 1 Podcasts

One of the things that I love most in life is learning. I get a thrill out of discovering facts and being exposed to new ideas. Learning is also undoubtedly one of the most important factors in helping us to continue to move forward as […]