ESTIMA – AN EX-RACE HORSE RE-TRAINING VIDEO DIARY. Part 1: Meet Estima. Reflections on Posture, Crookedness and Way of Going.

Preface to the series: I am currently involved in training of 11 “project” horses belonging to a “breeder/dealer”.  Together with another Aspire Equestrian instructor, Magda, we would like to share the training journey of some of them. This series will take form of video diaries and reflections on the horses’ progress. The goal  is not…

BORN OF THE PYRAMIDS, ROCKY’S STORY

“Take a peek at the reality of life in Egypt as a working equine through the eyes of Rocky, a horse Born of the Pyramids, as he navigates the often cruel path throughout life as a working animal.” – says Facebook page for the book by Susan Richards-Benson. I searched for this book after reading…

THE POWER OF SLOW MOTION – VIDEO ANALYSIS IN TRAINING OF AMATEUR RIDERS

Is it for me? Despite growing numbers of online shows, virtual training options and overwhelming choice of phones with in-built camcorders, video analysis is still hugely underused and undervalued training tool among grassroots riders. Many think it’s something “for advanced riders” but its effectiveness really has nothing to do with how skilful you are. I’ve…