Articles

  In Part one of our series of articles by Performance Coach Jon Pitts find out what he does and how you can benefit from the coaching he has given a lot of top riders.   I guess I should begin by describing what a Performance Coach is, and I’m often asked what it is I do. If I were…

Pictorial How To Jump Narrow Fences by Mark Smith

Written by Wednesday, 18 February 2015 18:05
Want to teach your horse to jump skinny fences? Then follow this step by step tutorial from cross country confidence expert, Mark Smith, and you and your horse will be jumping them with confidence in no time. This is not a professional rider or an experienced horse. Neither of them have jumped narrow fences before. The whole process is about…

McTimoney by Peggy Sofley

Written by Wednesday, 18 February 2015 17:44
This article is by Peggy Sofley P.G. Dip a Mctimoney Animal and Equine Sports Massage Therapist. Peggy gives Trot On an insight into this alternative therapy and how it can benefit horses and ponies. McTimoney Manipulation for Animals is one of many therapies, which is complementary to veterinary treatment, but never a substitute for thorough veterinary assessment and diagnosis. A…

France. by Simon Barnes

Written by Wednesday, 18 February 2015 16:17
An excellent article from Simon Barnes, Chief Sports writer for the Times, written in 2009 on his trip to the European Eventing Championship in Fontainebleau, France. What it's really like to be a sports writer on such an occasion. How Germany lost on penalties and how for one eventer it was their time to "step up" and seize the moment…
I was recently browsing Facebook when a distressing picture of a mare came up on my News Feed. The pony was shockingly underweight, in desperate need of a farrier and had not been groomed in so long her mane appeared to have started to pull itself out under the weight of matts, dreadlocks and burrs. It was added by someone…