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Why It Is All Worth It In The End Why It Is All Worth It In The End
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Why It Is All Worth It In The End

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 18 December 2018
I have been showjumping since I was eleven years old. My first showjumping pony was a 14hh, 12-year-old mare who Mum bought for me sight unseen for $500. Since then I have slowly but surely learnt the ropes of showjumping and... KEEP READING >
My Choice Of Joint Supplement My Choice Of Joint Supplement
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My Choice Of Joint Supplement

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 26 November 2018
I have used Tuffrock now for many years and absolutely LOVE their range of products. In the past, I have shared a lot about the Tuffrock Poultice and GI products which helps to deal with inflammation, swelling, stomach ulcers,... KEEP READING >
What Studs To Use On Different Ground What Studs To Use On Different Ground
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What Studs To Use On Different Ground

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 17 November 2018

There are a number of factors to be taken into consideration when studding at shows; namely the size of the horse, the surface and the weather all play a big part as explained below.

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How To Stud! How To Stud!
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How To Stud!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Knowing how to stud is such an important skill for the majority of disciplines when working your horse on grass surfaces.

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A Great Substitute To Bandaging A Great Substitute To Bandaging
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A Great Substitute To Bandaging

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 25 July 2018
If you are at all concerned about bandaging a horse due to lack of experience or are unable to bandage for whatever reason (such as a particular horse not standing still long enough to bandage etc) then Leg Wraps are a... KEEP READING >
Bringing Horses Back Into Work Bringing Horses Back Into Work
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Bringing Horses Back Into Work

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 14 July 2018

This is an issue that can have major implications on a horses performance and soundness and what I am talking about is correct fitness work prior to the season or when bringing a horse back into work.

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The Uphill Horse Vs The Downhill Horse The Uphill Horse Vs The Downhill Horse
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The Uphill Horse Vs The Downhill Horse

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Welcome to the beginning of my Jumping Formula! To do my coaching method justice, I need to emphasise the importance of how a horse is supposed to use its body while jumping. For that reason, I begin with the uphill horse... KEEP READING >
What Is The Formula? What Is The Formula?
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What Is The Formula?

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 23 June 2018
I discovered the formula for my own riding and for those riders I coach across the country, a little over two years ago and have been developing it ever since. At first, it was an experiment to see how I could get better... KEEP READING >
Treating Mudfever! Treating Mudfever!
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Treating Mudfever!

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 7 June 2018
Mud fever is the nightmare of all leg issues. I've had terrible cases over the years and tried almost everything in the book to try and combat it. Last year I had a horse who had mud fever for 8 months. We treated him... KEEP READING >
To Cover Or Not To Cover? To Cover Or Not To Cover?
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To Cover Or Not To Cover?

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 3 June 2018
Correct management over winter is very important to ensuring your horse maintains optimum condition and stays healthy. Choosing to cover or not cover is usually a personal choice depending on the work your horse is in and... KEEP READING >
Our Social Media Image In The Equestrian World Our Social Media Image In The Equestrian World
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Our Social Media Image In The Equestrian World

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 26 May 2018
It goes without saying that the way we present ourselves to others becomes the image we share with the world. In the equestrian world, that image can be very important. Whilst how we turn ourselves and our horses out, in terms... KEEP READING >
Why Everyone Should Have Poultice In Their Medical Kit Why Everyone Should Have Poultice In Their Medical Kit
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Why Everyone Should Have Poultice In Their Medical Kit

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 23 May 2018
After a horse has done stressful work like an endurance ride, a jumping class or even just being worked on ground that is too hard we need to be considering the impact caused to the horse’s joints, cartilage, muscles,... KEEP READING >
Overcoming Fear For the Nervous Rider | PART ONE Overcoming Fear For the Nervous Rider | PART ONE
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Overcoming Fear For the Nervous Rider | PART ONE

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Are you struggling to move to the next level without experiencing overwhelming fear? I know how that feels and I have spent a long time trying to understand how to deal with it myself. Whilst I grew up believing that fears... KEEP READING >
Tying A Haynet Safely Tying A Haynet Safely
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Tying A Haynet Safely

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 11 May 2018
It seems like an obvious skill but we are often left astounded at how many people lack knowledge on the damage haynets can do to horse's when they are tied incorrectly. We have witnessed multiple injuries from horses... KEEP READING >
Horses and Floods Horses and Floods
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Horses and Floods

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 9 May 2018
I’ve had a fear of horses around flooded water for a long time. I think it is because I can still vividly remember wading through knee-high, silted over-run, from our younger days at our old property in Northland,... KEEP READING >
Tidying Up The Horses Mane Tidying Up The Horses Mane
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Tidying Up The Horses Mane

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 7 May 2018
Need help tidying up your horse's mane but aren't too sure how? Check out this simple must have technique to give your horse a 'pulled mane' look without actually pulling their manes. This is perfect for... KEEP READING >
Pressure and Release | The Secret to Success Pressure and Release | The Secret to Success
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Pressure and Release | The Secret to Success

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 3 May 2018
Training a horse is relatively simple when you can speak their language. The problems arise when your horse doesn't understand what you are asking them to do and when you aren't able to understand what they are... KEEP READING >
The Chaos Of The Warm Up Arena The Chaos Of The Warm Up Arena
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The Chaos Of The Warm Up Arena

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 30 April 2018
The warm up ring can be a bit of a smorgasbord when it comes to getting ready for our class. Often with a dozen or so horses (even more sometimes, especially in the pony ring where riders are a bit eager to get going),... KEEP READING >
Are You Looking After Your Horse for the Future? Are You Looking After Your Horse for the Future?
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Are You Looking After Your Horse for the Future?

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 30 April 2018
Although we were certainly ignorant of it growing up, we very much understand now, how important our horse’s joints are and how much stress joints can take before they begin to wear out and cause long-term and... KEEP READING >
Tying A Halter Correctly Tying A Halter Correctly
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Tying A Halter Correctly

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 30 April 2018
In this video, I show you the correct way to tie a rope halter and explain where a halter should sit on a horses face so that we are looking after the very fragile structure under the skin. This is a skill everyone should... KEEP READING >