Horse Hero Update - 30th August 2014
Latest Blogs. Jo Eccles is ready for WEG, Melissa Beer is pleasantly surprised, Natasha Adkinson makes great progress, Alex Brown is gutted, Natalie Allen has a change, Jane Naughton steps up the training and Maria Wynne is at death's door. It's a whole new world for Olivia Wilmot, Sarah Isaacs makes a soul-searching decision, Fiona Price gets a sinking feeling, Polly Williamson takes a break and Shiwon Green hits rock bottom. Erin Williams is wiped out, it's two weeks to go for Annie Joppe, Karen Morris is on cracking form and Jessica Gale gears up!
Filming. We recently filmed with Italian eventing team member Alberto Giugni. Alberto jumped one of his future stars for us and taught lessons to an Intermediate eventer and a Novice dressage rider. His attention to detail and insightful observations made for super-informative sessions. Previously, we filmed BHS Fellow and Junior eventing team trainer Caroline Moore, working with a variety of students on simulated cross-country exercises. Next up is clicker training for competition horses with American expert Shawna Karrasch, who has worked with many top riders including leading show jumper Beezie Madden.
Site development. Following feedback from subscribers, we recently added a new server to increase our capacity and create a better viewing experience. There were some issues bedding it in but we think these are all resolved and the site is now running smoothly. Thanks for your patience!
Editorial. In the third in her series of articles on starting the young Iberian stallion Gran Hostil, classical dressage trainer Jenny Rolfe talks about developing a bond and the art of leadership. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions, 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.
Next video. GB eventing coach Caroline Moore helps 4* eventer Ros Canter get to know a new horse.