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Climbing the ladder

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...
Getting back to normal

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...
Box rest and controlled exercise

Box rest and controlled exercise

Due to several requests I have been asked to write this article about my accident last season and my subsequent recovery. This was requested a while ago, but I have held off writing until I felt that there would be a happy ending! It’s also going to be a bit of a...
Warm up and competition day

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...
Cross Country training

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...