HORSE HERO UPDATE - 9th October 2015
Latest Blogs. Jessica Gales takes up a new challenge, Alex Franklin competes at the British Pairs Championships, Natalie Allen finishes on a high, Georgie Somerset has a change of plan, Polly Williamson builds trust, Erin Williams returns to core principles and Jane Naughton gets the best out of her horse. There are no quick fixes for Alex Brown, Karen Morris is National Champion again, Lynne Crowden explains a conundrum, Sam Ecroyd is on a roller-coaster, it's onwards and upwards for Olivia Wilmot and Sam Brown sticks with it.
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Canadian dressage rider Leueen Willoughby reports on the debacles and delights of the 2015 Pan Am Games. Plus straight-talking answers to forum questions on napping and training issues such as opening the mouth, improving responsiveness and softening the contact from our own Horse Hero Guru, and a selection of last month's blogs if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
Filming. We recently filmed 4* eventer Louise Harwood training Witson (top British horse on points in 2014) and a couple of very 'green' youngsters. Diminutive Louise, who is known for riding big horses has had a successful few years, especially after having had pins removed from her legs after a near fatal car crash.
Previously, we filmed 24 year old Ryan Todd, who is contesting his first year at senior level after a successful time on the international Young Rider circuit. Next up is filming with up and coming young eventer Yasmin Ingham for some cross country training.
Next video: Franky Reid-Warillow, 2015 gold medallist at the 2* European Championships, trains youngster Captain on skinnies.