HORSE HERO UPDATE -29th June 2015
Latest Blogs. Natalie Allen gets fit, Shiwon Green gets exactly what she needs, Sam Brown has a new venture, Alex Brown gets cracking, Sarah Isaacs has a shock, Georgie Somerset is thrilled and Jessica Gale is on stand-by. Olivia Wilmot does the 'walk of shame', Erin Williams is focused, Jane Naughton continues her jumping adventure, Alex Franklin prepares for the World Champs' and Melissa Beer has new-found respect.
Video Diary. Behaviourist Tessa Horan shows a typical schooling session with 7 yr old PRE gelding Terry who returns to work after two years off. The focus is on rhythm and teaching him to respond to lighter aids (free to watch).
Editorial. Interesting and unusual Guest Features plus straight-talking answers to forum questions 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 Team GB Paralympic silver medallist rider Ricky Balshaw working with trainer Anna Brown. Ricky rode Anna’s Inter I horse Damascus, a talented, kind and generous horse. A few days later, the pair won the Grade 1b Para Championship on the highest score across all grades, a whopping 77.8%!
Diminutive Anna (trained in Germany where she gained Bereiter and Pferdewirtschaftsmeister qualifications) also produces dressage ponies and rode Goodie for us, a 'horse in a pony’s body'! Next up, by popular request, a return visit to dressage rider and trainer Kate Cowell.
Next video: More with Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Kate Cowell who trains Delilah (Elementary-Medium level) on converting pushing power into sitting power!