From The Horse's Mouth
There's a great saying that goes...
...it's not about the destination it's about the journey, but it's the destination that determines the journey. I felt this today as I took part in my third Private Mentoring day at Student of the Horse, from Theory to Practical, I was reminded how hugely beneficial it is to think about what it is we are aiming for. A Clear Picture! This then gives more structure and meaning to our journey.... (read more)
Winter is a time of year for sitting in front of cosy fires, reading long books and hibernating!
The last thing your body wants to do on a freezing January morning is get down to the yard before it’s even light for a morning training session – particularly when there are ominous clouds above threatening sleet every two minutes, as was the case last Wednesday. But, the beginning of the New Year is EXACTLY the time for getting out on to the yard early (or whenever you can,) sneaking in a... (read more)
My first Private Mentoring day with Arran and Mark took place on one of the windiest and wintery days this year. I was quite anxious of the drive, but boy was it worth the trip.
When I arrived, I was very thankful for the cosy Theory Hut, cake and coffee at the ready and the warmth of the fiery hot log burner, whilst Ari took comfort munching away at hay in the barn. It was one of those days when my own 'Basic Horsemanship Skills' were put to the test from the very start. I was grateful I had developed my ability to pull a trailer over the last 2 years, attaining my... (read more)
It’s like I’ve just found the translation book for riding with your seat, now I just need to learn the language!
Yesterday I re-discovered my riding seat! I haven’t suddenly, or miraculously developed the perfect riding seat – indeed, there’s still a lot of practice I need to do first in order to refine my seat (it would seem that habits may take a long time to develop but they take an even longer time to break!) That said, following my private mentoring session at Student of the Horse yesterday, I was... (read more)
Wow... what a start to our 12 month private mentoring programme with Student of the Horse!
Taking part in the Live event this weekend was a fantastic experience and the first step towards being part of the Student of the Horse team. The sun was shining, people were smiling and the horse's got to sparkle up! Ari enjoyed a hot bath and solarium before the big day!! Not only did it stretch mine and Ari's comfort zone but it also gave me more awareness of where we are at in our training. ... (read more)
So much "Gratitude" for everyone that attended the Live Event this weekend at Dudmaston Stud.
It was so great to work with so many wonderful Students of the Horse, catch up with friends from the past and the future, Collaborative, Creative, Awesomness Also thank you to all of the 2018 advancing course delegates and liveries that supported the event, your careful, thoughtful, openness to observe and listen to horses, really shows in you work Also, a big welcome and congratulations... (read more)
Liberty clinic adds amazing layer of learning for Fliss and Ari.
Fliss and her horse Ari trained with Student of the Horse last week, and you can see how they got on below: “Ari and I had an awesome time training with Arran Parker at ‘Student of the Horse’ last week, returning home Friday night with the biggest smile on my face. We worked on counter canter to flying lead changes on the straight and his passage at liberty. It was amazing to feel how ready... (read more)
Thanks to the ever popular and increasing demand for our Foundation Clinics, we are now offering additional clinics which will be taking place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Make the most of this fantastic opportunity for both you and your horse and book your place now.
Thanks to the ever popular and increasing demand for our Foundation Clinics, we are now offering additional clinics which will be taking place on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Make the most of this fantastic opportunity for both you and your horse and book your place now. Helen and her horse Fi attended our clinic last year and you can see how they got on below: “Fi & I met Arran about 18 months... (read more)