Equitana yesterday #showjumping lesson today Equitana tomorrow and #dressage combined training on Sunday

It’s a busy few days for me. So what’s new really.

Went to Equitana www.equitana.com.au yesterday to watch the William Fox-Pitt Eventing Masterclass yesterday where he talked about lots of things including the following

·         An Eventing horse has to go when asked to

·         The horse has to learn to think for themselves

·         The rider should have a proper upright position

·         Ride the same way at home as you do in a competition

Also saw Jose Mendez do a demonstration, where some of his basics were don’t always push a horse to its limits, but reserve some of those limits for competition, so that you can get the best from him when needed. Reward often when the horse does as asked, and be consistent with your riding so the horse does not get confused.

Have a showjumping lesson later today as I have not jumped in a bit over a week, and I do like to be prepared properly for a competition, including this weekend’s dressage and combined training. Hope to also do some flat work on Saturday after getting back home from Equitana, hopefully suitably inspired after watching the Stefan Peters Masterclass.

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I ride horses and compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a couple of websites including http://www.horseoz.com and http://www.carinyapark.com. To afford all this I work a full time job, so the definition of spare time is usually after dark. Sleep is over rated ;-) In my Blogs I try to tell what I am doing with the horses, give some updates with regards to the equestrian events I am attending and any relevant news about horse health and performance. I also give reviews on any new products I get my hands on related to my horsey activities If yuo want to buy or sell horses or anything equestrian related try http://www.horseoz.com/forsale

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