A Word on Whoa

Throughout my riding career I’ve had several different coaches, each with a different stance on the use of vocal aids. I used to have a bad habit of “clucking” on takeoff whenever I got a deep spot to a fence. I stopped because I was told I would be marked down in the strict, stuffy…

My show season comes to an end

Last weekend was my last serious competition of the season. The Fall Harvest show was the hottest event I’ve ever attended. The day time highs peaked around 34 degrees Celsius, but the humidity made it feel closer to 38. The judge excused show coats, and, for once, I was happy that my classes started at…

Stepping up my game

I was at another horse show last weekend – four down, two remaining for the year! Muscles By Meyers Beach Party horse show took place at the Red River Exhibition show grounds in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was an Equine Canada silver-level show, and the first show of this calibre that I have attended. Three days…