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My Checklist For Shows! My Checklist For Shows!
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My Checklist For Shows!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Check out the general show checklist that I use to make sure I have packed everything for competition!

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Before And After's Before And After's
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Before And After's

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 24 August 2018
I always keep an eye out of TradeMe and other selling platforms for the diamond in the rough. Whilst there are many nice horses for sale all the time, I usually only stumble upon a select few of these every so often that match... KEEP READING >
Rain Rot And Why It Happens Rain Rot And Why It Happens
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Rain Rot And Why It Happens

By Amanda Wilson | Monday, 6 August 2018
Kissing Spine | The Invisible Trauma Kissing Spine | The Invisible Trauma
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Kissing Spine | The Invisible Trauma

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Just this last year I made the heart-breaking decision to put down one of my young horse's on a veterinary recommendation, due to a major spine trauma caused by injury.

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The Mental Aspect Of Riding The Mental Aspect Of Riding
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The Mental Aspect Of Riding

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 28 June 2018
Back when I started showjumping, I had very little knowledge of how to be a successful sportsman. I thought riding was a physical sport that demanded hard work, talent, strength and some degree of feel but not a lot else. My... KEEP READING >
Before And Afters Before And Afters
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Before And Afters

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 24 June 2018

Check out my Before and After article on Showtym Rebel who I won the New Zealand 5-year-old series on in 2014!

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At A Loss Of What Might Be Wrong With Your Horse? At A Loss Of What Might Be Wrong With Your Horse?
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At A Loss Of What Might Be Wrong With Your Horse?

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 21 June 2018

Cracks in between the horse's bulbs can cause major performance issues. Is your horse stopping, rushing, misbehaving or have soundness issues? Have you done this simple check?

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Retzi Royale Retzi Royale
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Retzi Royale

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 19 June 2018

This pony is a great example of our family making a colossal mistake when purchasing horses.

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News At The Showtym Property! News At The Showtym Property!
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News At The Showtym Property!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 12 June 2018
The last few months have been crazy! We have had over 20 wild horses arrive on the property straight from the wild as well as break-in horses, people everywhere, new businesses starting, Clinics and National Young Leader day... KEEP READING >
Learning The Value Of Money Learning The Value Of Money
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Learning The Value Of Money

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 9 June 2018

At eight years of age, I earnt my first dollars. $200 to be precise. How did I do this? I’ll go back to the beginning.

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Talent Is Overrated! Talent Is Overrated!
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Talent Is Overrated!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 5 June 2018

That’s what I think anyway. McLain Ward, one of the greatest riders in the world, has uttered the same thing.

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Handling The Pressure Of Competition Handling The Pressure Of Competition
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Handling The Pressure Of Competition

By Amanda Wilson | Sunday, 3 June 2018
Alright, so straight off the bat, it’s important to know that even riders competing at top level still have to face nerves and pressure from themselves and those around them. But there is a healthy pressure and an... KEEP READING >
Keeping Tails Tidy Keeping Tails Tidy
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Keeping Tails Tidy

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 24 May 2018

A simple turn-out tip to make your horse look like a champion.

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Retraining The Thoroughbred Retraining The Thoroughbred
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Retraining The Thoroughbred

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 24 May 2018

Check out the video below where I show you a technique to fix a turning issue in a horse.

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Be Aware of the Jumpers Bump! Be Aware of the Jumpers Bump!
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Be Aware of the Jumpers Bump!

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 22 May 2018
In my whole career with horse’s, it wasn’t until two years ago that I learnt how many horses have spine issues. Did you know you can x-ray a horse’s spine? I didn’t know this until recently when we went... KEEP READING >
Basic Horse Anatomy Basic Horse Anatomy
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Basic Horse Anatomy

By Amanda Wilson | Friday, 18 May 2018
Check out the diagram below showing you the main points of the horse's body anatomy. This is a bonus article to help show you the basic's of a horses internal structure and will be built upon in future... KEEP READING >
How To Worm The Difficult Horse How To Worm The Difficult Horse
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How To Worm The Difficult Horse

By Amanda Wilson | Thursday, 17 May 2018

This is a technique we use for any horses who are hard to worm. It stops the horse from putting their head so far up in the air and also makes it easier to put the end of the wormer in their mouth. 

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How To Remember Your Jumping Courses How To Remember Your Jumping Courses
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How To Remember Your Jumping Courses

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 12 May 2018
I get asked a lot how I manage to remember all the courses I ride and if I have any tips for those who struggle with remembering their own courses. These are my top tips to help you deal with the nerves of the... KEEP READING >
The Horse's Blind Spot The Horse's Blind Spot
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The Horse's Blind Spot

By Amanda Wilson | Tuesday, 8 May 2018
All horses have blind spots in which they are unable to accurately detect anything in that area without turning their head behind them, in a similar way to how we have blind spots when driving a car. The main photo indicates... KEEP READING >
The Importance of Goal Setting The Importance of Goal Setting
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The Importance of Goal Setting

By Amanda Wilson | Saturday, 5 May 2018
Most people don't like making goals because they don't like the disappointment that comes with expectation. I've discovered that goal-making isn't so much about achieving goals, as it is about something far... KEEP READING >