The Aspire monthly bloggers challenge is here again! Here are the rules for the weekend 🙂 

If you would like me to cast an eye on a problem you are having with your riding and give you a mini-training plan to work on the issue, be brave and do the following:

  • film 1-2 min of clear footage of one issue you would like a training plan for
  • embed it on your blog in a post titled “Aspire Equestrian Monthly Virtual Training Challenge – August” and a short description of what you are trying to achieve and what you are doing on the problem right now.
  • send me a link to your blog post as a comment to this post

I will comment on your blog with a thorough feedback and a mini training plan.
Be brave 🙂 Offer expires 12th August 10pm London, UK time. All levels and problems welcome. 

(but I will run it again next month if you need time to gather your courage 🙂


Alchemy Eventing’s comment made me think…When wondering what problem you would like to work on, be open minded. Look at yourself riding with a fresh eye, there are many basic things that can be made better and once corrected, cause less issues with more advanced elements.

There are many training issues that can be worked on in walk (like better feel for contact, improved perception of back motion, use of your psoas/abdominal muscles for better posture, arm suppleness…etc). Same goes for your horse. If you currently ride with less intensity, there might be ways to improve your sessions too – look beyond obvious 🙂


    1. Yes I did think about it 😦
      However, and this reminds me to add it to the post, the problems mustn’t be horse performance related but can be rider’s issues which can worked on even in walk at times 🙂

    1. Fabulous Helen, I will do my best to help you. Expect your training essay to be ready by Monday 10pm 🙂 Well done for doing it too!

      I had a brief look at your video just now and think there is a lot that can be done in 2-3 month to transform your sitting trot in lateral work 🙂 More soon!

  1. Hi Suzie! Glad to have a good timing 🙂 I just had a look at your video (great footage for analysis btw!) and I can see what you mean. I will get my ideas for a plan together for you by tomorrow evening!

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