Grooming for a Show Rider at Royal Windsor Horse Show

By Aisha H. Lama Grooming at events has always been the most exciting part of my equine career. So how could I turn down the opportunity to groom at one of the most prestigious and diverse horse shows in the world? I’m of course talking about the Royal Windsor Horse Show. I have been doing…

Foal Watch Continues

Warning: This blog post includes images of a mare’s vulva to illustrate normal foaling behaviour. Tilly isn’t looking impressed with a beautiful sunrise this morning… Relaxation of the vulva – Within the last 24-48 hours before foaling the mares vulva can be observed to swell and relax in preparation to stretching several times it’s normal…

Baby Due Today!

By Wiola Grabowska There seems to be just a few inches between where Tilly’s huge, broad belly ends and the ground starts. She has that tired yet peaceful expression that varies between lightly annoyed with any attention to thoughtfully disinterested. The due date is today but Kelly says there’s nothing in particular that makes tonight…

***TAKEN!*** Rare Opportunity! Amber – Fabulous pony available for Training Share with the Academy

TAKEN! WELCOME TO THE TEAM JASMINE O’BRIEN! 🙂  AMBER – 13.2HH WELSH SEC C SCHOOLMISTRESS  Available for training share with the Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy, Amber is a fabulous all-round schoolmistress who is safe and fun, well travelled, well schooled and turns her hoof at anything from dressage, through show-jumping to cross-country. Ideally, we are…

Rider’s Question: What length of reins should I ride with and how to develop the right feel for it

By Wiola Grabowska Rider Question: “[…]thanks for my videos. Can we have a chat about rein length at some point […] They just always look so much longer than they feel on Gilly and look awful to me! I feel like it’s something I have the wrong feel for and need to fix.[…]” Video feedback…