I see myself as much more of a show jumper or even an eventer despite the fact that I haven't done a cross country course since 2012. I never really thought of myself as a dressage rider, I was in fact told off by a dressage instructor once for "riding like an eventer". However one … Continue reading Dressage || Improving Our Score
Our highest course to date and what we have planned for March... if this snow clears!
Our dressage on Sunday went really well I am so pleased with Eva! This is our third dressage together and I signed us up for two Prelim tests (14 and 17A). I was up early in the morning to put Eva out in the field and muck out then I went back home for a … Continue reading February Dressage
Responding to the leg is not a priority for Eva. While I do use a stick she wont respond to a tap tap she will only respond when I put in a harder "move it" request. Therefore I decided to try spurs, the idea being I could stop bruising her sides by nagging and when … Continue reading Sparingly Using Spurs
Arena Eventing - Competitors first complete a round of show jumps immediately followed by a cross country course, finishing over a joker fence set at 10cms higher than the rest of the course. As I do eventually want to compete in eventing as soon as I saw that this event was being held at the … Continue reading Our First Arena Event //
Pictures of our hacking last year.
Before I dive into this blog I am excited to announce that The Scottish Rider has placed in the Top 100 Equestrian blogs on feedspot! Yay! Also in other blog news, I have decided to start posting once a week every Friday. This way I can focus on fuller posts and higher quality posts, I … Continue reading |Back to Work|
I thought I would do something a bit different rather than my usual ramblings I thought I would hand things over to my non horsey boyfriend for a guest post - which may turn into a series. I wont go into too much of an introduction but instead hand things straight over to him. From … Continue reading The Non-Horsey Partner
So I did it! It has been something that I have been wanted to give a proper go for a while now but always chickened out! But not today! I hope you enjoy. Please let me know what you guys think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvsM7bF4P-Q
Well I hope we are all feeling fresh and ready for the new year! Thats how we are supposed to be feeling right? Personally I'm more on the side of bloated and tired but feeling incredibly grateful all the same. At the end of December I gave Eva a total of 2 weeks off and … Continue reading || January Plans ||