When teaching your horse to “go”, focus on two aspects of “thinking forward.” 1. Taking responsibility for his own energy 2. Reacting to light aids Responsibility The first thing you need to do is teach your horse to take responsibility for his energy. It’s not your job to keep him going by “legging him”, spurring […]
At Oxley for the Top Team Horse trials after an early start and almost a 4 hour drive. Dressage done and camp set up. The dressage was moved to a sand arena due to the rain in the previous week making the grass arenas very slippery. Did very little work on smaller circles in my warm up but feel the test on the sand went ok — Regards Walter
Harry & Snowman is a captivating documentary that follows the story of riding instructor Harry deLeyer and his remarkable tale of rescuing a white plough horse off the back of a truck, bound for the glue factory. Paying just eighty dollars for Snowman, in less than two years, Harry and Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, astonishing a nation.
There are very few horse stories that have been able to truly touch the hearts of audiences. Like the racing career of Seabiscuit in the 1930’s, Harry and Snowman captured the hearts of a nation during the 1950’s and 1960’s. This multi-award winning documentary will be the first time that Harry and Snowman’s remarkable and heartfelt story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself. The film includes incredible archived footage that transports you to the triumphant moments in the dynamic duos lives.
Harry & Snowman in select cinemas from May 19 – check the website for details.
Watch the trailer here.
Why are event horses falling and, sometimes, dying? Olympian Jim Wofford suggests some answers in this Practical Horseman online exclusive.
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Considering Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST started their show jumping round at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event with four rails in hand, it’s hardly surprising that they clinched a repeat victory. With one rail down,
Show jumpers Edwina Tops-Alexander and Scott Keach, along with their respective horses Caretina De Joter and Fedor, have earned early selection on the Rio 2016 Olympic Team with their outstanding performances. For 51-year-old Keach, RIO is his second Olympics and remarkably 28 years since his Olympic debut at the Seoul Games in 1988.
A miniature horse in Colorado is standing on his own feet again. Or most of his own feet. Tiny Shine left one of his feet behind at Colorado State University where he underwent amputation surgery last