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....

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....

All, Darielle & Dante, Schooling Exercises

Dante’s Diaries – Back To Flat

Dante is not like any other horse I have ridden before. He is so sensitive at the mouth & to be honest until you ride Dante, you wont understand what I really mean! I ride him in a snaffle bit, and although some people may suggest using a stronger bit on him for more control, I disagree..

All, Darielle & Dante, Jumping

Dante’s Diaries – Schooling in Coilog

Two weeks ago Orla & myself set out a plan, we thought it was finally about time we got both horses out and about & actually start doing productive schooling with them. We decided to bring them to Coilog, it was close to us, and the prices for Open schooling were very reasonable.(Click Here to… Continue reading Dante’s Diaries – Schooling in Coilog

Darielle & Dante, Horse Health

Tips & Tricks for Winter Riding

Winter is definitely NOT my favorite time of the year when it comes to horse riding. You are constantly disrupted with bad weather which in turn messes up your routines. Below I have outlined a few tips, and advice on how I cope, from keeping motivated while riding, to dealing with the likes of Mud Rash....

All, Behaviour Issues, Darielle & Dante, Jumping, Orla & Coco, Schooling Exercises

Sustaining Our Confidence – Jumping

Both Orla & I have run into problems jumping both Dante & Coco in the past. We're definitely making progress but we never stop learning when it comes to these two horses. And we can definitely say without a doubt that our confidence has been tested on a number of occasions when it came to putting these horses over a jump!