Gloves for Winter Riding

Why ride in gloves? Keeping a consistent contact on the reins, whatever your chosen discipline, is vital. Why? Because this is one of the ways of keeping the channel of communication open with your horse along with an application of aids. How you hold the reins can have a bearing on the consistency of your contact in your hands, so …

Back to school blues…

As September is well underway this means one of two things; the children are officially back at school (small celebrations from my debit card!) and the weather is changing. Being parent to a pony mad child is tough enough. But given that I have spent the entire summer rolling out of bed at goodness knows what time to attend pony …

­čÉ┤Bringing your new horse home!

After scouring the classifieds of magazines such as Horse and Hound and spending hours looking online, you have finally found the four legged friend of your dreams. Swiftly followed by viewings and riding, the next step is looming. You are taking the plunge, its time to hand over the cash and bring him home! So whether you are coming back …

Selwood’s ‘Ask the Experts’ with event rider Althea Bleekman

Event rider Althea Bleekman was welcomed onto Team Selwood earlier this year along with her sister Janou. Althea started riding at the age of just two and steadily worked her way through pony club, team competitions and then onto international teams. Riding for the Netherlands in the senior Europeans in 2013 was a career highlight for Althea and this year …