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Getting Correct Stirrup Length Getting Correct Stirrup Length
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Getting Correct Stirrup Length

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 12 April 2021

Having correct stirrup length in jumping is important because if they are set incorrectly it can drastically affect the rider's balance and that of the horse. 

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How to Get Your Horse Uphill How to Get Your Horse Uphill
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How to Get Your Horse Uphill

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 7 April 2021

In this video, I explain how a horse needs to work in order to be uphill.

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How to Judge Your Distance to a Triplebar Jump How to Judge Your Distance to a Triplebar Jump
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How to Judge Your Distance to a Triplebar Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 March 2021

In this article, I show you how to find your ultimate take-off distance to a triple-bar fence, which requires a very different ride compared to a vertical or oxer.

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How to Judge Your Distance to an Oxer Jump How to Judge Your Distance to an Oxer Jump
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How to Judge Your Distance to an Oxer Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 March 2021

In this article, I show you how to judge your ultimate take-off distance to an oxer, which requires a slightly different ride to jumping a vertical (which I have discussed in a previous article).

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How to Judge Your Distance to a Vertical Jump How to Judge Your Distance to a Vertical Jump
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How to Judge Your Distance to a Vertical Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 March 2021
In this article, I talk through how I pick my ultimate take-off distance when jumping verticals. This ultimate take-off distance is very different to jumping oxers or triple bars and therefore, requires a much different... KEEP READING >
The Importance of Sports Psychology The Importance of Sports Psychology
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The Importance of Sports Psychology

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 8 March 2021
I’ve been thinking up ideas to write about for my up-and-coming articles and have decided that the area regarding horses that I am must passionate about is not the physical component of the sport itself (which I do... KEEP READING >
Good Stretches For Stiff Horses Good Stretches For Stiff Horses
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Good Stretches For Stiff Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 7 March 2021

In this video, I show you a stretch I do with Kanga, a 6-year-old Warmblood who can get a little straight and stiff when ridden.

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My Horse's Muscle Care My Horse's Muscle Care
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My Horse's Muscle Care

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 February 2021

Keeping my horses happy and sound is my number one priority. For that reason, I do my best to ensure they are looked after in every way.

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Importance of Leg Position Importance of Leg Position
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Importance of Leg Position

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 February 2021

In this video I show you how to get the best possible leg position while riding.

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Worming the Diffucult Horse Part 2 Worming the Diffucult Horse Part 2
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Worming the Diffucult Horse Part 2

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 February 2021
Riding With a Following Hip Riding With a Following Hip
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Riding With a Following Hip

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 14 January 2021

In this video, I explain the importance of rider position and how it effects the horses movement.

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Creating A Quality Canter Creating A Quality Canter
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Creating A Quality Canter

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 12 January 2021
In the video below, I work through our third responsibility as a rider, which is establishing a good quality canter suited to the job at hand.  This is a follow on from my two earlier articles Mastering the Position |... KEEP READING >
Riding Tidier Jump Off Turns Riding Tidier Jump Off Turns
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Riding Tidier Jump Off Turns

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 22 December 2020

In this video, I show you how I help my horse to make a smoother turn to my next fence.

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Canter Exercise on a Turn Canter Exercise on a Turn
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Canter Exercise on a Turn

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 13 December 2020

In this video, I show you a great exercise to do to help your horse to supple up and stay soft through the rib cage through a turn.

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Learning The Right Pattern From The Beginning Learning The Right Pattern From The Beginning
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Learning The Right Pattern From The Beginning

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 2 December 2020
I’ve come to learn that beneath the surface of much of what we do, patterns exist in some form or another. I find this especially true in the case of showjumping, having watched and studied the world’s best riders... KEEP READING >
How to Ride a Jump-Off Turn How to Ride a Jump-Off Turn
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How to Ride a Jump-Off Turn

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 1 December 2020

In this video, I explain how to ride a correct jump-off angle.

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Riding a Correct Track Riding a Correct Track
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Riding a Correct Track

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 18 November 2020
How To Get The Ultimate Shine How To Get The Ultimate Shine
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How To Get The Ultimate Shine

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Hot Clothing is a term I only recently heard of, after joining a Facebook Grooming page which covers a lot of great turnout advice. 

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Canter Exercise on a Circle Canter Exercise on a Circle
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Canter Exercise on a Circle

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 1 November 2020

In this video, I show you a great exercise to do to help horses stay collected and balanced while jumping on a circle.

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Mastering the Correct Position Mastering the Correct Position
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Mastering the Correct Position

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 25 October 2020