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WHAT LEVEL OF EXPECTATION DO YOU AND YOUR INSTRUCTOR HAVE FROM YOUR RIDING LESSON ?

Richard discovers a theory that helps him decide on the best approach to him learning and improving his riding ability and confidence. We all believe that finding the right riding instructor for ourselves is paramount in achieving our personal goals…

BECCI HAS A TOP DAY SMOOCHING AND TRAINING WITH TIM STOCKDALE

Wow is the first word that springs to mind writing about my day with Tim Stockdale. What a lovely genuine guy. First of all my thanks go out to Equimat for organising and giving me this amazing opportunity.  With Tim…

KATY OPTS FOR DOUBLE RIDING' INSTEAD OF DOUBLE MATHS' AND TURNS HER LOVE FOR HORSES INTO AN AMAZING CAREER

Katy Thomas is a professional 22 year old rider and aspiring show jumper, based in Dore, Sheffield.  From a very young age, Katy has been in love with horses and thanks to a supportive and equally interested family, she was…

COMING ON IN LEAPS AN BOUNDS - Do Richards nerves hold out?

Summer has well and truly come to an end which means its time for Richard's local riding club championship show. Richard had previously qualified by coming 2nd in the 75cm speed class and since then has been working hard training…

STIRRUPS AWAY AND A BOUNCY CANTER! - Richard confidently completes his first combination of jumps

After passing a personal mile stone and jumping a single 1.20m jump last week(click here), Richard wants to go to the next level and tackle jumping an entire course; he books a lesson with Katy Thomas, a BHS EQL level…

WHEN WILL RICHARD BE JUMPING THE BIG JUMPS?

Richard passes a mile stone in his jumping, but explains why he's not out competing over big jumps just yet.  Last weekend Richard jumped a 1.20m jump for the first time. He achieved this while training at home; it was…

DOES SUCCESS EQUAL TALENT? Or does success equal opportunity plus practice.

Richard questions his training aims after reading a book written by Matthew Syed a former England number 1 table tennis player‚Äö√Ѭ∂   'Bounce'  is a book that questions the myth of talent that poses the initial question - Does success…

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG IN A COMPETITION - How do you move on?

NEVER GIVE UP! - EVEN WHEN THINGS SEEM LIKE THEY CAN'T GET ANY WORSE  It has been over a year since Rich performed on his first horse little Bea in a show jumping competition, so after a great training session…
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