Member Blogs

2 months, 1 week in! | Taking on an Ex-Racehorse

Written by Friday, 12 January 2018 13:58
Trot On member, Kaitlin Woods, continues her blog sharing her journey - the ups and the downs, with her new ex-racing thoroughbred steed, Freddie. Here, in this posting, (originally written back in October last year), Kaitlin explains how she's had to deal with a dramatic loss of condition in Freddie shortly after his arrival. Well that has flown by! 2…

To Give Up Or To Give It One More Shot?

Written by Thursday, 31 August 2017 17:30
With every challenge or obstacle in life, there is always the underlying question as to whether you should give up or give it one more shot when times get tough. I recently read ‘Forever Amber’ by Katy Dixon, and as it so truthfully says “When the impossible is your reality, be prepared to fight harder”. Whether you are a child…

Tips and Favourite Products for Turnout

Written by Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:08
The competitive season for numerous disciplines is well underway and I thought I’d share my favourite/most needed products to get my horses gleaming and catching everyone’s eyes. SoloComb I love using the solocomb to pull my horse’s mane, it’s very simple to use and is totally pain and hassle free for the horses. It produces an equal length although is…

My Tried and Tested Ground Pole Exercises | Canter

Written by Thursday, 09 February 2017 11:10
I love doing ground pole exercises with my jumping pony that keep him thinking as he can get easily distracted with just normal trot/canter poles and starts rushing. In a flatwork session, which I usually do around twice a week, I add in at least one pole exercise to make him more focused and responsive as well as improve his…

The 5 Struggles of an Amateur Rider

Written by Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:09
Oh the joys of being an Amateur! Whilst some people may think being an amateur rider and having riding as your hobby is great, here’s 5 things which prove it’s much tougher than people think. 1. Being competitive is practically impossible. Seriously, how can we be expected to keep up with the pro’s?! Being competitive as a amateur rider is…
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