The save of the week officially belongs to 10-year-old Isabella. All was going well for Isabella this weekend as she enjoyed a clinic with Kate Chadderton, until her pony decided to show off a few bucks while going downhill. Kate says Isabella handled the ordeal with grace and continued on like nothing ever happened. Something tells me she’s ridden other bucks like this before.
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Tina Cook has shared 12 of her training principles. Some are expected, but there’s a few ideas in there we all could implement. Like jumping out of the walk. I dread doing it, and Tina says she does too, but it helps horses push off their hocks, and teaches riders to react quickly. So walk some fences as part of your winter homework. [12 training principles from Olympic medallist and former European champion Tina Cook]
Jonty Evans has taken a systematic approach toward getting back in the saddle. He’s made use of Hartpury College’s riding simulator, which allows him to completely focus on his body as he’s rehabbing. [Getting back on the horse: Jonty Evans rides again]
The USEA Convention is a lot to digest. Meetings and forums cover anything and everything related to eventing. The Chronicle was on site, and they shared key topics in bite size portions. [Eventers Look Back On A Costly Year And Look Ahead To Expanding Membership At The USEA Convention]
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