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What To Do When Everything Falls Apart What To Do When Everything Falls Apart
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What To Do When Everything Falls Apart

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 18 May 2019
With horses, it is inevitable that at some stage in your career things are going to go drastically wrong. Perhaps that might come about by something in your personal life that takes away your precious time with your... KEEP READING >
Canter Poles Jump Canter Poles Jump
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Canter Poles Jump

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 12 May 2019
This article is a follow on from https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/riding-raised-canter-poles-1 and https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/canter-pole-exercises and is... KEEP READING >
How To Plait The European Way How To Plait The European Way
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How To Plait The European Way

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 12 May 2019

Check out the video below showing you how I plait the European way. This is a newer plaiting method that is used a lot in top-level competition overseas and creates a stunning finish. 

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Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position? Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position?
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Do You Have A Strong Position Or A Weak Position?

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 April 2019
This is such a good test to try at home! Ultimately you want to practise this on the ground (by resuming a 'riding' position with your knees bent around an imaginary horse) until you have perfected the correct... KEEP READING >
How I Fit My Bridles How I Fit My Bridles
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How I Fit My Bridles

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 22 April 2019
I really dislike forcing horses mouths shut so for this reason I have written an article (with a video) to show you how I fasten my drop noseband and noseband on my bridle. I use a one finger method which allows for the... KEEP READING >
Jumping Angles! Jumping Angles!
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Jumping Angles!

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 18 April 2019
This is a really good exercise to teach horses (and riders alike) how to jump on angles. It is always better to start as low as possible (even a pole on the ground is great for young, inexperienced or unconfident horses) so... KEEP READING >
The TMJ Joint The TMJ Joint
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The TMJ Joint

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 17 April 2019
The TMJ refers to the Temporomandibular Joint which is the joint that connects the horses top jaw to their bottom jaw like a hinge. A healthy TMJ joint is able to open and close easily with good lubrication and no discomfort.... KEEP READING >
How To Do An Emergency Stop How To Do An Emergency Stop
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How To Do An Emergency Stop

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 April 2019
This is such a good tool to have should your horse spook, bolt, take off bucking, rear etc. Make sure to remember that when you apply the emergency stop, you keep the outside rein at the same time or they will run out the... KEEP READING >
How To Check For Wolf Teeth How To Check For Wolf Teeth
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How To Check For Wolf Teeth

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 6 April 2019
This is a very easy technique to use to see if your horse has wolf teeth. To know more about wolf teeth, check out https://theformula.co.nz/The-Vault/The-Vault-Details/has-your-horse-had-its-wolf-teeth-removed.  KEEP READING >
My Long Rein Lunging System My Long Rein Lunging System
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My Long Rein Lunging System

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 4 April 2019

This is such a great tool for young horses; both for educational purposes and also for strengthening and something I use a lot especially when bringing a horse back into work.

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Plaiting For Competition Plaiting For Competition
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Plaiting For Competition

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 4 April 2019
News At The Showtym Property! News At The Showtym Property!
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News At The Showtym Property!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Lots of change is happening at the Showtym property and I have to say it is very exciting!

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How Often Should Your Horses Feet Be Trimmed? How Often Should Your Horses Feet Be Trimmed?
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How Often Should Your Horses Feet Be Trimmed?

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Correct and regular hoof trim is extremely important to a horses long term soundness and ability to perform.  

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Buying The Next Step Up Buying The Next Step Up
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Buying The Next Step Up

By Amanda Wilson | Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Buying the next step up can be a tricky process but below I write my top tips for purchasing your next horse.

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Back Jumping Boots And What They Do Back Jumping Boots And What They Do
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Back Jumping Boots And What They Do

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 19 March 2019
The use of back boots and what they do differs depending on what type of back boot you are using so it is important to understand what effect you are trying to aim for to avoid over booting your horse and ultimately... KEEP READING >
Dealing With Cast Horses Dealing With Cast Horses
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Dealing With Cast Horses

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 18 March 2019
Has Your Horse Had Its Wolf Teeth Removed? Has Your Horse Had Its Wolf Teeth Removed?
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Has Your Horse Had Its Wolf Teeth Removed?

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 7 March 2019

Wolf teeth can lead to a range of ridden issues such as rearing, napping, bolting, bucking, contact issues and more!

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Horses In Critical Condition Horses In Critical Condition
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Horses In Critical Condition

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 7 March 2019
In the tragic event of a severe injury to a horse, you normally call a vet out to have them come out to either treat the horse or make the very difficult diagnosis to put the horse down. If, for example, the horse has broken... KEEP READING >
The Importance Of Correct Leg Conformation The Importance Of Correct Leg Conformation
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The Importance Of Correct Leg Conformation

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 4 March 2019

I am always very cautious when buying horses to ensure that they have clean, straight legs due to the high impact work I am wanting to do with them (aka jumping).

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In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back
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In Order To Go Forward, Sometimes You Need To Go Back

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 1 March 2019
The further I go down this showjumping career path, the more I realize there is to learn and the more work there is to be done. Although I always strive to better myself and to always expand my knowledge, sometimes I find... KEEP READING >