February 6, 2018

Level: advance riders

I love Luciana Diniz who is originally from Brazil (also has South American background) but moved to Europe at a young age.  She became a top Show Jumper Rider. I do believe she is an inspiration for any rider. So, I follow her, I learn from her an...

December 4, 2016

First, start with small jumps – around 60cm for the verticals and 80cm for the oxer.  The

Start with small jumps, 60cm for verticals and 80cm for the oxer.  The exercise should be built up in one step a time for green horses, from the trotting poles (1.30m spacing) addi...

June 26, 2016

Level: Intermediate/Advance.

I love this design because it is versatile and provides a “2-in-1” training package. It allows you to concentrate your exercise in two different skill areas, gymnastics over grids and working on your horse’s balance and control.

1). Grid work...

June 19, 2016

Level: Advance Riders.

If you would like to succeed ‘against the clock’, your horse should be taught to jump on an angle. Although the increasing speed the horse still needs to learn to take off correctly.

The exercise below is particularly designed to teach the horse th...

June 17, 2016

Jump Off: 5, 1, 7, 8a - 8b, 9.

Line measurements could vary depending on the level of the riders, height of the jumps, size of horses and measures of the arena. For instance, if there are ponies within the class all related distances need to be adjusted....

June 6, 2016

One Placing pole, then 3 metres to a cross, then another 7 meters to an oxer as shown below:

This is a good exercise for green horses. Distances between poles may vary depending on the horse natural stride. It should be built progressively along the training. For instan...

June 5, 2016

I love using gymnastics as it improves a horse’s jumping technique and is good fun for training. Grids and jumping exercises help considerably to develop the right muscles and balance in a horse.

During the week in the arena, I like to have a grid available to jump, as...

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