Horse Hero Update - 24th July 2014
Latest Blogs. Sue Lee gets GB selection, Vivian Chang has a bitter-sweet experience, Sam Brown gets a heart-breaking reminder, Jo Eccles overcomes adversity to win at Aachen, it's onwards and upwards for Jessica Gale and wedding plans take over for Georgie Somerset. 'No foot no horse' for Alex Franklin, Natasha Adkinson takes on the best, Lizzie Brown lives the dream, Alex Brown is in full swing and Maria Wynne fulfills her own prophecy. Everything changes for Jane Naughton, Lynne Crowden puts on a brave face and Sarah Isaacs takes time out!
Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, Georgia Papworth give a behind the scenes account of life at Burghley Horse Trials. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions, which 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.
Filming. We recently filmed behaviourist Emma Massingale training 2 year old Dashar to load and travel in a trailer. Emma devised a series of exercises in the school to simulate the experience before putting Dashar to the test!
Previously, we filmed dressage trainer Diane Thurman-Baker and her daughters Sam and Joanna. Diane trained the huge youngster Zazu in hand (a year since we saw him) before Sam jumped on and 15 year old Joanna rode a Grand Prix schoolmaster. Next up is jumping training with BHS fellow Caroline Moore, GB Junior event team coach.
Next video. Eventer Alex Topolowski works with past Burghley winner Judy Bradwell on Alex's 4 year old who's qualified for the Burghley Young Horse Final. After the warm-up, they then run through the test.
Stop Press! Horse Hero celebrity, endurance rider Annie Joppe, is selected for WEG. Meanwhile World Champion vaulter Jo Eccles takes 6th Aachen title in a row!