We both really enjoyed our first lesson with Christa Dillion from Blackhill Eventing, so much so that we got her out for a second! Lessons where you get pushed and challenged to the best of your ability are definitely the kind of lessons that we need at the minute. We both feel we need something or someone to push us forward.
Looking for a challenge? Well this month's exercise guarantees one!
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.
Have you ever found yourself short on poles? Well for this exercise, all you need is six poles and you can get straight to work.
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!
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!
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!
This was both Coco and Dante's first time to this arena and their first time out doing some proper showjumping schooling so we were both really looking forward to this experience.
Me and Coco are finally starting to see some real progress. From our flatwork to our jumping, we're really starting to click. Check out how we got on with Sue's figure-of-8 jumping exercise.
A great exercise if you're looking to improve your jump off skills!