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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Dressage Training - 19.09.2020

Team Tunnah Equestrian Blog Dressage Training 19.09.2020


It had been around four weeks since our last dressage training session and I'd been working hard to practice what we'd done in the last session in between - mostly keeping Louie's neck supple and improving his forward reaction off my leg. However, in between, we'd also been to our first dressage competition since the end of February, and we'd had a couple of showjumping sessions. If you caught up with our most recent showjumping training session, you'll have heard that we were struggling at home a little in between too.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Showjumping Training -12.09.2020

Showjumping Training 12.09.2020 - Team Tunnah Equestrian

At the end of August, I headed down to Will2Win for our first "proper" showjumping training session since I'd got back in the saddle. It really was a great session - I was relaxed, Louie felt great, and overall it was very productive. We came away with specific homework to work on in between poles and using poles with a stride-distance to small fences. If you didn't catch up with us on that one, you can read about it in the showjumping training blog report that I published.


Last weekend, we headed back to have a second session to build on everything that we'd done in the first session, plus with the support of all of our homework. Or so it should have been...

Friday, 11 September 2020

Autumn & Winter Horse Care Tips

Autumn & Winter Horse Care Tips - Team Tunnah Equestrian

As the summer draws to an end, outside turns into one of my favourites times of year - autumn. With beautiful shades of orange, browns and yellows in fields and trees, and the fresh & crisp feeling of the air on a sunny autumn morning. It's a sure sign that winter is just around the corner and for many of us with horses, that can mean many changes to our routines and how we live our busy equestrian lives.

International Helmet Awareness Day

Team Tunnah Equestrian International Helmet Day


While International Helmet Awareness Day (lead by Riders4Helmets) falls on just one day, it is important to remember 10 key things about your helmet every single day. Firstly, a little about the campaign... International Helmet Awareness Day was founded in 2010 as a direct result of US Olympian Courtney King Dye’s accident, with the aim of educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitting, secured and certified helmet. Retailers all over the world come together to mark the campaign and will often offer discount or incentives for riders wishing to purchase or renew a certified helmet. 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

How to Learn a Dressage Test

Team Tunnah Equestrian - How to Learn a Dressage Test


Firstly, there is no correct single way to learn a dressage test. As with everything in life that we learn, we all learn in different ways, and what works very well for one person, might not meaning that learning and recall are improved for another. In this blog, I'm going to share five ways that I think you could approach learning a dressage test, but I'm sure that there are many of you out there that have other methods too. Why not drop yours in the comments at the bottom if it's not included here?

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Thermic Quilt Rug from Weatherbeeta

Team Tunnah Equestrian - Weatherbeeta Thermic Quilt Cooler

Back when I first got Louie, I used to use the Weatherbeeta thermic quilt rug I'd had for years to keep him warm after I'd finished riding - I wrote a blog on how good it was back then! As he got older, stronger and fitter, I stopped using it, instead opting to simply cool him down when I was still riding. However, since moving yards, I've rekindled my love for this rug, and forgotten just how good and effective it was! 

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Dressage Competition Report - 06.09.2020

Team Tunnah Equestrian - Dressage Competition Report 06.09.2020


The day had FINALLY come for my first competition back since lockdown & since my accident! I was SO excited and it felt like weeks ago that I put the entry in...I was slightly apprehensive the evening before - it was over six months since we'd done a competition so I was worried about forgetting my test, not being able to plait well, remembering to take everything that I needed...

Friday, 4 September 2020

Showjumping Training - 29.08.2020

Team Tunnah Equestrian Showjumping Training 29.08.2020


Let's just say I was very excited to be heading to our first proper showjumping training session since the beginning of March...! Why do I say 'proper'? Well, a week before we'd been training over a short course of poles to help us get back into the swing of things with the correct rhythm, suppleness and feel. But this session was where we would start jumping!

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

August Round Up

Team Tunnah Equestrian Blog - August Round Up


It doesn't seem two minutes since I was publishing my July round-up blog, and yet I feel like we've done so much in August! Make sure you catch up on July's blog if you haven't already as there were a few exciting updates - getting back onboard AND moving yards.


So what have we been up to since the end of July?

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