Ground Exercises

First Aid In The Yard – The Rider

Writing about rider first aid in the yard, well I could literally go on forever! Everyone has their stories, some more vile than others, but the majority of equestrians are quite knowledgeable and smart when it comes to injuries and rider safety.

Horse Health

First Aid At The Yard – The Horse

While some injuries require immediate vet attention, there will be times when you can assess and treat the injury yourself. Below I will outline some common horse injuries & go through how to spot them and how to treat them.

Jumping

How To Keep Your Horse From Lifting His Head Up After He Jumps

be patient! One last thing, don't worry about knocking of fences, it's a relaxed rhythm into the fence and the result of them keeping that head down afterwards being the main things to look out for.

Jumping

8 Common Jumping Questions Answered by Coach Sue Byrne

When it comes to jumping, we here at No Bucking Way have had our fair share of challenges; between refusals, over-jumping a fence, to problems approaching a fence. With young horses, not only are you trying to teach them to jump properly but you are also trying to give them the best start in their jumping career while not giving them any bad habits along the way. Luckily we've had our coach Sue Byrne on hand to help us with Coco and Dante so we invited her to share her knowledge and answer some of our jumping questions.

Darielle & Dante, Our Bucking Adventures

The Pros & Cons of Going to The Gallops

The woodchip was a lot deeper so the horses had to work themselves a lot more through it. With the woodchip gallops, The horses had to work themselves up to the top of a hill before we finished off by letting them walk back

All, Darielle & Dante

Knowing When To Take A Step Back – Dante’s Diaries

He was bulldozing around the arena, his head 10 foot up in the air with a massive snotty head on him, but at the same time he knew he had the power, he was thoroughly enjoying himself jumping all the fences at his own pace and on his own terms....

Exercise of the Month, Schooling Exercises

January Monthly Exercise – The Square

Turning the flat square into four jumps is another option, it can be a great introduction to jumping your horse through big grids with a lot of bounces, also great for getting your horse to lift his legs...

Darielle & Dante, Ground Exercises, Horse Health

Bonding With Your Horse

When it comes to bonding with your horse “bonding techniques” would be a term I would throw around loosely. Sometimes getting to know each other & gaining each others respect and trust can be the start of a blossoming relationship! I have listed a few things below....