In January we hosted the Young Horse Forum to a sell out crowd ran by British Dressage. The Young Horse Forum days are designed exclusively to offer members an unrivaled insight into training four, five, six and seven year old horses. Each session covered topics such as:
~ Using the scales of training when producing the young horse
~ Working with the directives for FEI 5-6-7 year olds
~ Are the expectations of producers and riders mirrored?
~ The potential of the young horse (Young Horse Championships and Grand Prix goals)
~ The impact of the ride-judge and how this can change the final placings - what you see is not always what you feel
~ The horse’s overall talent i.e. paces and way of going/temperament/attentiveness/mental agility/natural willingness to go forward
Thank you to British Dressage for organising the event, we were delighted with how well behaved all our mares were after a very short time back in work after their Christmas break.