‘Locking On’ To More Than One Fence

When training the younger horse in xc skills it is important that you educate them to read two or three fences at once. It is essential for the less experienced rider to learn also to give horses an extra 'thinking' stride when there is more than one fence to negotiate.

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Narrow Fences Or Skinnies

Teaching the horse and rider to develop their eye and confidence for narrow fences is absolutely essential as at least 10% of most tracks are made up of either single skinnies, combinations of skinnies, skinnies on angles, skinnies out of water, etc. For me a horse has to almost look...

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Holding A Line

This is one of the first things I will establish with a partnership. It involves straightness, landing in the corresponding spot from where you take off (not drifting left or right), quick reactions from the rider to prevent an inexperienced horse going off line...

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Event Clinics – Vale View

Venue: Vale View EC, Leicestershire For Details Contact Caroline on 07702 607609 Event Clinics at Vale View run all day from 8am through to 9pm and can be tailor made for you in either a private, semi private or group session. The sessions run indoors and outdoors, weather depending, and...

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Moving Up A Level

Top tips for a successful move-up to the next level 1/ Build on the all important ‘confidence levels’ by not over facing your horse. 2/ Don’t overlook anything in training. A small problem can turn into a big one if not corrected. 3/ Make sure that you are established at...

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Walking Cross Country Courses

Always try to make sure you have enough time to walk the course. Combination fences will often need more analysis and walking more than once. Try to not be put off by mobile phones or ‘chit chat’ as this will take your concentration away. Try to occasionally walk with someone...

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