It's that time of year again, in the little window between summer and autumn, to head up north for one of my favourite events of the year, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair. The village of Blair Atholl is genuinely one of the prettiest spots in Scotland. With tall pine trees surrounding beautiful stone-built houses dotted along the rugged banks of the River Tilt, and the bold white Blair Castle - the ancestral home of Clan Murray - set in picturesque pa
Whenever I end up in a discussion about ex racehorses, the same set of misconceptions always come up. Obviously, I'm a big fan of them and am always keen to jump to their defence but most of people's negative beliefs are either factually incorrect or, at best, complete generalisations. I'll try to dispel a few of these myths here..... EX-RACEHORSES ARE 'CRAZY' - This is always the first thing people say when they find out I retrain ex-racehorses and it's just simply not true.
In my July blog post for KA Equestrian I talked about what to expect when you consult a professional, in particular a psychological coach or therapist so let’s continue the theme for another month and look at what to expect when you ‘Take on the Challenge’ of tackling issues around your riding which are coming from what you are thinking, believing and feeling about riding horses. It can be a huge challenge for some riders to take that first step of asking for help but I know,