Horse Hero Update - 31st July 2014
Site development. We have changed the default for playing videos back to 'low-def' (from 'hi-def') to make is easier for users on poorer connections. You have the option to watch in hi-def by clicking a new pink button under the video player. Hi-def is also great on the full screen!
Latest Blogs. Claire Gallimore has a feeling like no other, Alex Franklin is off to the European Champs, Annie Perry reflects on her journey, Shiwon Green has an epic time, Polly Williamson shares her teaching insights, Emma Massingale commits to her dream and Karen Morris loses her sense of humour. Annie Joppe is selected for WEG, Olivia Wilmot has a perfect birth, Sue Lee gets a call-up for the Trec Europeans, Vivian Chang has a bitter-sweet experience, Sam Brown gets a heart-breaking reminder and Jo Eccles overcomes adversity . It's onwards and upwards for Jessica Gale and wedding plans take over for Georgie Somerset!
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Georgia Papworth give a behind the scenes account of life at Burghley Horse Trials. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions, which include training the correct canter lead, riding a horse with cataracts, preventing overreaches, leg-yield problems and extended trot. You can also read a selection of blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
Filming. We recently filmed BHS fellow and Junior eventing team trainer Caroline Moore, working with a variety of students doing simulated cross-country exercises. With incredible attention to detail, Caroline is a master at creating the closest experience to riding cross country that's possible on a surface!
Previously, we filmed behaviourist Emma Massingale training 2 year old Dashar to load into a trailer. Emma devised a series of exercises to prepared Dashar for the experience, before putting him to the test!
Next video. New Zealand dressage rider (and Horse Hero blogger) Shiwon Green trains her new young stallion Frankie, who is an engaging character and super-athletic. You can follow Frankie's story in Shiwon's blog.