Time to grow the Academy! Don’t miss the new training places available… Place 1 of 3 – with training share of Oscar on Development Programme.

Earlier this year I decided to open several more places on the Academy programmes and it’s time to invite further 3 riders to join us! Place one – with Oscar. Meet Oscar, 16.1hh, 6 year old Irish Sports Horse gelding owned by Paige Burford.  Oscar is a young horse with a history of a few…

A few notes and reflections from the training day with Luca Moneta Horsemanship

By Wiola Grabowska It seems to me that the most difficult clinics, demos or forums to find are those that explore training methods which can produce a sports horse without traditional systems of dominance, submission and fear training. It is one thing to train a well mannered happy hacker/typical pleasure horse with non-bullying methods, another…

Case Study: Re-educating rising trot

By Wiola Grabowska A solid, correct biomechanics of a rising trot is probably the simplest way of encouraging the horse’s seeking reflexes and as a result, the elusive roudness over the back. For all grassroots riders I teach, there is no escape from this and although I don’t tend to drill mechanically into a “perfect…