’Tis the season for competing outside! Confidence coach Helen Rennie shares her riding and training tips to help you and your horse make the most out it
Venture out into the open on your horse without feeling nervous
THE OUTDOOR COMPETITION season is upon us. For those of you heading out — from experienced professionals through to those stepping out on the circuit for the first time — you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for whatever competition day may throw at you. Whether you’re concerned about an unseasonal downpour or warming up in an open space, we’ve got the exercises that you can practise at home — as well as on the day — to ensure you and your horse enjoy competing outside and can focus on the job in hand.
Warming up in an open space is one of the challenges you are likely to face when competing outdoors