Hot off the press: Petros theequestrian.co.uk Up coming Clinics and events.

JULY
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2nd- xc clinic at Milton Keynes.

9th – Edgwarebury farm (in house, private event).

15th- Little Munden Equestrian Clinic&Compete.

16th- Turners Hall, Wheathampstead Showjumping Clinic.

23rd-29th OBH North PC camp.
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August 

12th Great Westwood XC clinic.

19th Whaddon Chase PC seniors XC training day.

20th Turners Hall, Wheathampstead Showjumping Clinic.

Private coaching sessions and clinics by arrangement always available, happy to also do early morning, late evening sessions to avoid the heat as well as the usual daily sessions. 

Petros tel. 07957323977 Email: petros@theequestrian.co.uk

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Engaging Dressage Training.

by petros on June 17, 2017

Playful learning appeals to horses of all ages and the onus is on the rider/trainer to tune in to the horse’s mind so that we can reassure and gain trust and subsequently engage with the horse in tasks that enable the clear learning of a common language of aids as well a being gymnastically effective in developing the horse’s athleticism. An approach with these principles in mind will help maintain both the physical and mental soundness in the horse.

Dressage does not have to be torturous for horses that initially find it tricky, with encouragement and understanding of the difficulties they face they can grow to enjoy the process of both learning new movements and acquire a positive attitude to training. We have to work with them for who they are in the first place and only gradually expect changes/adaptations of way of going and attitude.

Some useful tips to bear in mind:

  • Take your time.
  • Stay cool. (getting hot under the collar does not help!).
  • Smile with your horse… they know if you are happy with them and they will offer more.
  • Enjoy each stage of training and always go back to basics when confusion or difficulties occur.
  • Keep it simple… can you ‘pause and play’ smoothly and promptly in transitions and can you guide left and right when you need to? These are the questions to ask in attempting to channel the energy travel within the horse.
  • Collection is only possible, correct and useful when calm forwardness in mind is present.

 

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Lateral work can be a very useful tool in our riding. Kate Lenthall and Bally Stone

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Cross Country riding, Eventing training clinic with Petros.

June 11, 2017

We had a cracking cross country clinic at Great Westwood last Saturday. An early start to the day with glorious weather and perfect ground conditions made for a super equestrian training day. All the horses and riders worked hard and played hard, achieving  huge improvements in their performances, enhancing confidence in each other. We focused […]

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Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing: Attention to the task, channel of energy, clarity of mind.

June 6, 2017

Dressage – Showjumping – Eventing. Some of the key factors of successful riding: Keep thinking of ways to attract and maintain the horse’s attention; this becomes a habit for the horse to remain focused to the task being tackled with his rider. Transitions, counter-intiuative turns and changes of directions as well as exercises that ‘prepare […]

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Showjumping training with Petros. Getting the horse to find the right answers to the question presented,

June 3, 2017

Boston and Petros Jumping 1.30m In training any equestrian discipline one of the key objectives is to enable the horse to be willing to try by making the process an enjoyable activity. By nature horses are playful,  inquisitive and yet cautious, even spooky. Learning to keep the horse’s attention to the rider by giving him […]

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Eventer Trial Clinic & Compete Petros at Little Munden Equestrian.

May 31, 2017

Always aiming to find ways of keeping training fresh and fun for horses and riders, our clinic & compete day with Petros at Little Munden Equestrian was a great success. Come join the fun!

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Hertfordshire Showjumping clinic with Petros.

May 21, 2017

We had a superb day of showjumping action at our Wheathampstead Showjumping clinic. Here are some photos from today, well done to everyone and we look forward to our next date here on Sunday 18th June. Email Petros for info: petros@theequestrian.co.uk

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A week in a life of equestrian training. Dressage- Eventing- Showjumping.

May 13, 2017

One of the many things I love about training horses and coaching riders is the variety of the work involved. Every day is different and it feels fantastic to be able to contribute to the enhancement of the pleasure the riders and horses can derive from their performances together. The last few days have been […]

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Equestrian training: Future Diary Dates. Dressage-Eventing-Showjumping.

May 8, 2017

These are our up coming training dates; private sessions and additional clinics can be arranged by contacting: petros@theequestrian.co.uk Thursday 11th May – Adult Training Camp (Keysoe) Saturday 13th May – Tweseldown XC. Saturday 20th May – Shillington RC, showjump training (Ion Farm).(am) – Flamstead PC Rising Stars training. (pm). Sunday 21st May –  Wheathampstead showjumping clinic. […]

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The joy of jumping and riding cross-country. Eventing training action shots.

May 3, 2017

Petros theequestrian.co.uk Eventing-Dressage-Showjumping. Next XC practice: Saturday 13th May 1pm at  Tweseldown. Limited spaces available so please email asap petros@theequestrian.co.uk for info and booking. Here are some more action shots from our recent day at Horseheath with Shillington RC. Candice Pottage Photography have kindly allowed us to use the images. It was great to see everyone having fun and […]

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