Horses can be such complicated creatures at the best of times. This can make it incredibly difficult to tell if your horse is in pain or just being a pain so making the right decision isn't always easy...
Are you thinking of buying your first young horse? If so, we've got a handy list of things to know before making the final decision to buy!
So myself and Coco have been slightly AWOL the last few weeks. After my last post we were at a point where we had to strip everything back and focus on building that hind end. Check out some exercises I've been doing to improve Coco's muscle development across her back and hind legs.
After our disastrous attempt at schooling in Coilóg I wasn't too sure what my next steps would be but I am determined to find out what caused her sudden personality change...
Spooking. Napping. Bucking. Refusing. You name it, Coco did it! Our first trip to Coilóg definitely didn't go as planned...
While I’ve always loved cross-country, it’s definitely something I’m not rushing to get Coco schooled in. As she’s such a spooky mare, she doesn’t really deal very well in open spaces so big fields with large solid fences aren’t really going to go down too well!
And we're back! Check out how me and Coco got on in our first lesson back after our (involuntary) break where we tackled the square exercise and some bounces.
In the last year that I’ve had Coco, I’ve really found my confidence to be tested. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of experience riding young, green or difficult horses but that was long before my 2 year break from horse riding while I was in college. I knew once I got back into the swing of things I’d find my confidence again but when I started working with Coco, it definitely got knocked from time to time.
After some great weeks of fun and progress myself and Coco have hit an unexpected roadblock.
Over the last few months I've done a lot of work with Coco, specifically on her jumping. We're now at a place where we can really move forward so I wanted to take a look back on what we did to get here!