Horse Hero Update - 23rd August 2014
Latest Blogs. Polly Williamson takes a break, Shiwon Green hits rock bottom, Erin Williams is wiped out, it's two weeks and counting for Annie Joppe, Karen Morris is on cracking form and Jessica Gale gears up. Sam Brown is in awe, Lynne Crowden goes to the World Breeding Championships, Sue Lee enjoys a different type of success, Jo Eccles prepares for WEG, Georgie Somerset says "I do" and Sarah Fisher has a beautiful moment. Natasha Adkinson is thrilled, Lizzie Brown makes a heart-breaking decision, Maria Wynne ticks off her bucket-list and nerves kick-in for Alex Brown!
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. Eventer Ginnie Turnbull jumps four year old Flash away from home for the first time. Flash, who is aiming for the Burghley Young Event horse final, tackles a very grown-up course of jumps!