Archive for April, 2010

Nidd Valley RC Dressage Competition

Sunday, April 25th, 2010
AKLAH KESTREL waiting to do his test

AKLAH KESTREL waiting to do his test

We decided to take the two show horses, TRUE ADDICTION and AKLAH KESTREL out to some local riding club dressage. It is a good way of getting young horses used to going out and schooling in a quiet environment, as well as taking the opportunity to compete Arabian horses against (more…)

Working a Young horse.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Question?          Posted by CS from Sussex

1) What type of work and how much work do you do with your 4 year old? 2) Do you take your 4 year old out to compete as much as possible and at what standard are they before doing their first dressage test or ridden show? 3) How do you keep your horse looking like a show horse in situations where you have to warm up in torrential rain?

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Northern Group Spring Show

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
AKLAH KESTREL with Sarah Monkman

AKLAH KESTREL with Sarah Monkman

The day started out well, the sun was shining and the weather was warm. We arrived in plenty of time to allow Sarah to warm up both AKLAH KESTREL and TRUE ADDICTION for the ridden classes.

AKLAH KESTREL was on his ridden showing debut, and was entered for the Pre-Novice class, a new addition to the schedule this year. Entries were good for (more…)

My Horse is Very Stressed!

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Question?                        Posted by CS from Sussex

My 8 yr old gelding is very stressy. Done very limited dressage and 2 shows 2 years ago. Now seems to have got worse at shows, leaping and jumping and will not settle. He’s out as much as possible and fed happy hoof and lo cal. How can I get him to settle at dressage or shows without doing 2hrs to tire him out first? He’s also spooky and silly at home at the slightest thing. His back, teeth, tack etc all ok and checked. He is just highly strung yet also lazy. Will I always have to lunge for ages before a class to try and get some form of sensibleness? When settled he can do a nice Novice dressage test. Should I use a calmer? If so which one? Does he need to go to loads of shows/dressage just to warm up but not compete? Do not have my own transport so I cannot do much. Any thoughts /advice appreicated.

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Just Arrived!!

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Four lovely geldings have arrived from Jane Kadri’s Al Waha Stud, the breeder of many champions.

They are bred at the stud that has consistently produced top quality ridden horses including IMAD and TOMAN both Ridden Champion Arabs at The Horse of the Year Show.

They have some excellent bloodlines, including NARIM, MALEIK EL KHEIL, AKHENATEN, SPEARMINT and DAAS to name but a few.

The all have wonderful temperaments, and the potential to make top class ridden Arabians. The geldings are all four years of age and are here for backing and schooling, and they will be available for sale once they are backed and riding.

They are the horses to watch out for in the future, or you could be the proud owner of one of these superb horses, giving you a blank canvas with the chance of making it to the top.

Please contact Tina for more information.