Behind the Scenes: Preparing the sessions contents for the Spring Intensive Training Camp

From the Academy’s “Admin office” by Wiola Grabowska Usually, about 2 weeks prior the Camps, I like to have a several hours put aside to quietly reflect on what I want the riders to learn and how best to deliver the sessions so they are not overwhelming to the horses. Half way through brainstorming Intensive…

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups – why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

By Wiola Grabowska Rider: Mairi M. Horse: Boo Most riders I know and teach wouldn’t describe rising trot without stirrups as their favourite seat development exercise but I do rate it and use it as often as possible. Here’s why: It’s one of a very few exercises that relatively quickly change a “busy” rider into…