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A Horse Riders Lockdown Life with Alice Lamming

It’s New Year’s Day, and you look ahead to a shiny new year setting yourself and your horse new goals, hopeful for a successful year. You keep battling those tough, three months left of winter; the endless mud, long days with less daylight riding hours and my gosh didn’t it rain! But you’ve made it and show season is in sight until bam, COVID-19 hits, something none of us expected.

Now, us horse owners are a resourceful lot, we’re tough as old boots and know how to find the best in every situation. We’re now 3 months into the pandemic and the new...

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Rider Fitness | 8 Essential Stretches for all Riders with Physiotherapist, Elizabeth Rourke

Chartered Physiotherapist, Elizabeth Rourke, MSc, BSc (hons) guides you through 8 essential stretches for all horse riders. In only FIVE minutes a day you can make a real difference to your riding.  Elizabeth has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a Physiotherapist assisting her patients with rehabilitation and pain management.

As riders, so often we suffer from countless aches and pains. We are always the first to call the Equine Physio or therapist to check our horses and keep them performing in tip top condition, but so often we forget the importance of keeping...

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Riding through pain: Georgia's inspirational story | Podcast #8

 

 Rider Success Podcast Episode #8 - Show Notes

In today's episode I'll be talking to Georgia Gardner, an incredible young rider who tells us about her struggles with mental health as a child, and how today she competes and rides whilst coping with chronic fatigue and with long term pain conditions. She is an inspiration to us all, and her story is especially important to hear for anyone who may have their own mental or physical health problems. She tells us about her journey with horse, Junior, how their struggles mirrored one another and how her relationship with this special horse...

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Coaching and taking imperfect action with Sarah Elebert | Podcast #7

 Podcast show notes episode #7 

In today's episode of the podcast we speak to Sarah Elebert of Elebert Equine, Irish Event Rider and coach. We talk coaching, Sarah’s new online venture Equicoach Online, and how everyone can benefit from coaching, whatever your goals and at whatever level you are riding at. 

It is so easy to keep waiting for that perfect time to start competing or the right time to move up a level, or indeed to be at a certain standard before getting a coach to help you progress, and we talk about the importance of taking ‘Imperfect Action -...

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Equine Nutrition with Dengie: Equine Gastric Ulcers with Katie Williams | Podcast #6

Podcast show notes episode #6

Today we're talking about Equine Gastric Ulcers in our podcast with Katie Williams, MSc (dist)  Equine Nutritionalist from Dengie horse feeds.

Katie tells us "it's certainly a hot topic at the moment. A lot of people worried about gastric ulcers and suspecting that their horses have got them. So it's really good timing to be discussing it today."

We started the podcast with Katie giving us an overview of what ulcers actually are...

In simple terms, ulcers are damage to the lining of the stomach, and can be caused by a number of factors that break down...

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The road to HOYS with Penny Clarke | Podcast #5

 Podcast show notes episode #5

We met up with side saddle and showing rider, instructor and judge, Penny Clarke to talk about her journey to Horse of the Year Show with her stunning show horse Blue.

Penny tells us about how she started riding.  Her family moved to a house backing onto a riding stable when she was just 18 months old, and from that age onward she was very focused on the ponies behind their house and having persuaded her parents to let her have riding lessons, she started riding at the age of five. 

At that particular time, you were unable to have riding...

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Story of Skye: horses as our teacher with Bea Simpson | Podcast #4

 

Podcast Notes Episode #4

Today, I would like to welcome to the podcast Bea Simpson. Bea is an equestrian coach and trainer with a background in leadership and management development.  Her passion is helping people and horses to become the very best version of themselves. Bea runs Spirit in Stirrups and trains and coaches, as well as facilitating equine assisted learning.

Bea shares her story about a very special horse called Skye. Skye taught Bea so many lessons in their time together and this is their story. Bea was busy coaching and training others and not really thinking about...

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Endurance riding and overcoming challenges with Georgina Bull | Podcast #3

Podcast show notes episode #3

In today’s episode we meet Osteopath and Endurance rider Georgina Bull. Georgina has groomed as crew in the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, and as an Osteopath has worked with the Elite Endurance Team In 2012 and 2013 supporting and treating riders throughout their training and competition. 

Georgina talks to us about Endurance, but also her own struggles over the years mentally with confidence issues as well as physically with chronic fatigue and physical pain.

Georgina tells us how ‘Endurance is a wonderful test between you and...

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Equine Nutrition with Dengie: Laminitis | Podcast #2

 Rider Success Podcast - Episode #2 Show Notes

In Episode 2 of the Rider Success Podcast I speak to Equine Nutritionist, Katie Williams, from the UK’s favourite horse feed company Dengie. Katie is the Technical and Product Development Manager for Dengie. And in this first episode of our equine nutrition series, we're going to be looking at laminitis. Laminitis is a concern for all horse owners and knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of laminitis is vitally important. We're going to be discussing the management and care of laminitic horses and ponies, as well as...

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Rider Psychology | Rider Success Podcast Episode #1

Rider Success Podcast Episode #1 - Show Notes 

Hello, I’m Lucy Mundy and welcome to the Rider Success Podcast. A really big thank you to all the wonderful people who have been encouraging me to get this podcast up and running. So pleased to have brought it to life and I really appreciate you taking the time to join me here today.

 The focus of the rider success podcast is to inspire, educate and motivate you…

To inspire you we will be meeting some amazing equestrians, sharing their real life stories –

…discussing their riding, their careers and their...

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