Horse Hero Update - 28th November 2014
Latest Blogs. Life is crazy for Alex Franklin, it's party time for Karen Morris, Sue Lee is on the right track, Lynne Crowden gains more grey hairs, Alex Brown adopts a 'silent weaning' approach, Olivia Wilmot is still improving and Jessica Gale has a surprise. Erin Williams takes a tumble, Maria Wynne out-smarts the boys, Annie Joppe enters another world, Nikki Crisp gets just what the doctor ordered and it's full steam ahead for Shiwon Green!
New biography. GB pony eventing medallist Sam Ecroyd is now contesting senior competition and is a World Class Squad prospect. Sam is a hugely talented and highly rated rider who we can expect to see at the top in the future!
Editorial. In the first of a new series of guest features on nutrition, Julia Scott Douglas, adviser to World Class Squad and the British Racing School describes the perfect diet for riders! There is a selection of straight-talking answers to forum questions from Horse Hero Guru which includes the pros and cons of using boots for jumping and turnout, treating thrush in hooves and getting a horse to work 'round and low'. You can also read a selection of blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.
Filming. We recently made a return visit to Italian team eventer Alberto Giugni. Alberto, who is a superb teacher, gave two lessons - one to amateur show jumper Zara riding Alberto's own eventer and another to Ryan who worked his young show jumper through a grid. Alberto also rode a young eventer to demonstrate early flat work. We all braved pea-soup fog initially, though conditions improved!
Previously, we filmed horse behaviourist Will Hunt starting a three year old, working with a horse that bucked and one who couldn't stand still. Horse Hero Founder Fiona Price is also filming more with her own horse Taz, who is on the World Class Squad for endurance. Taz is paying a visit to leading edge therapy centre, Samsara Equitation. Next up is more filming with Pammy Hutton and Dan Greenwood.