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Climbing the ladder

We are just about over the half way point in the eventing season, in fact, doing entries recently it seems to be speeding towards the end! This is usually the point where you have to start making some decisions on the levels that horses are running at. You hopefully...

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Getting back to normal

Last month I wrote all about my journey trying to recover from a TPF fracture incurred while schooling a young horse. I had taken 5 months to get to the point of walking with one stick and riding a mechanical horse. Having been on the mechanical horse for a few weeks...

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Box rest and controlled exercise

Back in July 2015 I suffered a freak accident which resulted in a major leg injury. This article deals with the time from the injury, hospitalisation, rehabilitation and the first steps towards getting back on a horse. An interesting read for anyone who finds themselves having to try to plan a recovery from major injury.

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Warm up and competition day

The time has finally come; you have been fittening, training, planning and the first major event of the season is here! How do you go about making the day as smooth and as stress free (and successful) as possible?. The first thing is to thing about your time management...

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Cross Country training

The days are starting to draw out - there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we start to think about galloping across those green fields in perfect harmony with our horse rising to the cross country course builders challenges! Then we realise over the winter both...

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Testing times

As winter starts to close in we all start to think about taking the opportunity to educate our young horses or perfect our skills with the more established horses and deal with any issues that may have reared (hopefully not literally!) their ugly head during the...

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Prepare to succeed

It’s that time of year again. The clocks have gone back, the days are longer and there has even been a few sightings of the golden ball in the sky! All this means that we all have a bit more time and motivation to do our horses and for those of you who work horses...

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