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A Riding Habit · 11M ago

Stringhalt Attack – Part II: Barn Drama

It wasn’t enough for Copper to come down with string halt and basically be completely broken and mostly unrideable for the next twelve to eighteen months, oh no…. Unfortunately, his string ...
A Riding Habit · 12M ago

Dissecting the Seat – Part 4: Biomechanics of “Bearing Down” and plugging your seat in with the horse’s movement

Expanding from this post, a more in-depth explanation about the biomechanics of the seat and how it affects the horse’s energy an “thoroughness” in an excerpt from Mary Wanless's Article 42....
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Stringhalt Attack – Part I: All the Flatweed

This story has been a long time coming; it’s rather involved and I’ve been so busy managing Copper that I simply haven’t had time to write it. It’s also the reason I’ve been so quiet on this...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Our FIRST Clinic – An Introduction to Working Equitation

- Concentrating very hard on circling through the triple barrels - This happened on the 28th of February, 2016… Wowee, that was too long ago! We had a fantastic time at the very first clini...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

After the best ride ever…

- We are no longer in the dark! - Yes, there have been many other rides after that amazing, epic, lesson of awesomeness. After all, it has been a month since that ride! But for the first ...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Start At The Beginning –The Lesson of Literal Enlightenment

One of the most exciting things about moving to our new paddocks, and this is what I’ve most been looking forwards to (besides the giant indoor arena) is the fact that there are great instru...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Take Time

Woosh! 2016 is here! That went by too fast!  I’m going to do a short update because although quite a bit has been happening, it’s been all in tiny chunks; nothing huge or noteworthy. Sinc...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Moving Shenanigans & Settling In

Shenanigans > (greater than) Settling into new paddocks. That about says it all doesn’t it? Sunday morning, out in the paddock… - “Rawh! My treatz!” says Copper to Robbie, his best bud -- “O...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Wave Goodbye; We Are Off To A New Paddock

It is exciting and sort of scary, but definitely exciting – Copper and I are moving to a new equestrian complex this weekend. We’ve been agisting at the same paddocks for over a decade, and...
A Riding Habit · 1Y ago

Pics or it didn’t happen…

So this happened at 6 o’clock Monday morning – a ride! He’s had two weeks off due to busyness and sickness on my part - lame, I know, but at least we are back in the saddle!Predictably Coppe...