I have been asked my opinion on the recent social media debate over publically criticising riders. The debate started when […]
Warney's WhipYoung dressage rider and Equestrian journalist, Sarah Warne (me), grew up on horseback, and quickly inherited her mother’s passion for dressage.
“Tis the season to be jolly”…Or is it?
“Tis the season to be jolly”…The famous line from one of the most well known christmas carols, and yet the […]
What type of Horse Rider are you?
I have thought about this a lot recently as I face not riding again. The question why do I love […]
You Might be Looking, but are you Seeing?…
I have now lived away from my home country for almost 7 years and I feel lucky to have embraced […]
Give Yourself a Break…
Our mind can be our greatest weapon, or our biggest weakness, depending on how we control it. And we do […]
What’s Next….Becoming Portuguese? and Getting Back Riding…?
I have now received my last residency permit (I hope), because in 9 months time I can apply for Portuguese […]
CRC…Design Your Own Riding Holiday
I once heard a friend of my mother’s say that she wished there was somewhere she could go, near lisbon, […]
Thank you Batialo!!…
I set out 5 years ago to compete internationally, and in 2015 I made that happen. People read my […]
This is NOT Lightness!!
“The relaxation of the mouth alone is not enough. It can be deceptive, because it does not necessarily lead to […]
Relaxation and Energy…Finding the Right amount
A great principle for the entire conduct of dressage is to have the right dose, first of relaxation and second, […]
Classical Training- Putting Your Stretch to the Test…
Stretching is a vital element to the training of dressage. It is the reward to the horse, it loosens the […]
Classical Training- Into the Outside Rein…
We have all heard that before…”I now have my horse on the outside rein”. Many instructors use this term as […]
Classical Training-Walk Before You Run!!
Walk before you Run! I often have people contacting me in search of their dream horse, and I love to […]
Classical Training- What Are You Acheiving?
What Are You Achieving? Sometimes we finish a ride, and the horse is tired, and we are tired, and yet […]
Classical Training-My Horse is Not Straight!
My horse is not straight! No he isn’t! This is one of the most common things I hear in teaching…My […]