“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 […]
The first lesson I learnt in life was when you fell off the horse, you had to get straight back […]