PS of Sweden is the world leader in the design and creation of anatomical bridles – with a brand ethos that encompasses the innovative nature of the brand and their absolute certainty that they’ll be at the forefront of performance horsewear – its not difficult to see why so many riders have them hanging in the tack room.
Young horses are very much a blank canvas, even if they’ve been backed and ridden away before coming to you – they’ll still need you to guide them and show them the ropes. Having a really clear system – rooted in the scales of training – helps the horse to understand whats expected but also gives you as the rider a ‘get out of jail’ card should you need it! We’ve all been there!
We first brought the super stylish Danish brand ‘Rider by Horse’ to the UK in 2015 and were the first UK retailer to stock the brand. Since then, we’ve worked closely with the brand owner to grow a UK following of this fantastic range – and its really not hard to see why it quite literally flies out each season. If you’re new to ‘matchy’ or the brand ,let me tell you why its so flippin’ amazing!
Hello, and welcome to the first of our ‘Schooling Sunday’ features. Every week we will bring a common schooling problem and an exercise to help you correct it to the blog. First up – straightness in the contact. Straightness is key, not only to the dressage horse – but or happy hackers, showjumpers and eventers alike.
Working your horse over poles can be hugely beneficial, even if that's as close to riding round Badminton as you'll ever get. Strength, suppleness, balance and rhythm can all be improved using some simple exercises. Interspersing your schooling and hacking with a pole session helps keep the horse fresh, and is really beneficial for babies. One of the first outings I took my freshly backed 4 year old to was a pole work clinic (see above). Its a fun and easy way to build muscle and core strength in a fairly low impact way. Don't be wary of poles if...