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15 Great Show Jumping Tips

Our experts for this story were top NZ show jumpers John Cottle (Auckland), Matt Gilmour (Taranaki), Rosie Commons (Auckland) and Kate Taylor (Canterbury) AT HOME 1. Flatwork...

Getting to Grand Prix: 10 top tips from Bill Noble

Bill Noble is one of our leading dressage riders and columnist for NZ Horse & Pony. A strong advocate for soft and compassionate training...

Cool & careful: Jock Paget’s jumping tips

Jock Paget is a leading New Zealand event rider, with career highlights including winning Badminton on Clifton Promise; the pair were also second at...

Start your horse the RIGHT way: 8 top tips from Vicki...

Vicki uses the the stationbred pony, Ping, for this story: he had arrived at the Wilsons’ property just the day before! Hairy and ungroomed, he had never been ridden in an...

Small changes, BIG results: 12 top dressage tips

1. Take time to warm up In my warm-up, I think of keeping the walk in a good four-beat and the horse free and...

12 golden rules for cross-country

1. Preparation is everything “I don’t train at events; I train at home. It’s better to invest your time, money and energy into getting the...

Vaccination for young horses

Q: Can you please tell me a general vaccination plan for a young horse? My mare is due shortly with her first foal -...

Training the young horse – with Mathew Dickey

Young Taranaki rider Mathew Dickey is admired for his quiet, stylish technique, which has made him just as successful in the show hunter ring...

Dealing with nappiness

Q: I've owned my six-year-old warmblood-cross gelding for three years, and he has recently started to get really nappy when I ride him (although not...

My horse won’t lie down!

Q: A friend of mine has leased an elderly (late 20s) pony for her daughter to learn to ride on. The pony seems happy enough...

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