Friday, 12 October 2012
JUMPING CLINIC at FAIRVIEW STABLES (Darlings Lane)
Saturday 27th October
TinTin Van Rijkevorsel – 3 x Olympic Eventer, here for the day to help you and your horse jumping!
TinTin is a great coach Olympic/ Four Start eventer specialist helping find the right exercises to help you and your horse find balance, straightness, confidence to create a harmonious jumping partnership!
So if you are ShowJumping, CrossCoutnry, Hunting come along for some professional support ....
Jumping on the Martin Collins Sand and Clopf surface, and if the weather/ground is good jumps are out in the field ….
Limited spaces - Call Minnie on 0774 777 0987
Thursday, 4 October 2012
To manage and improve the grazing at Fairview we are putting in a track system for the winter turn out - I found this interesting page that I pasted from someone else who has a similar sized paddock and took the time to do some tests "tracking" their horses movements - with some interesting results - making the system work as a rather large hrose walker! :
Tracking Movement:So how do you know it’s working? The biggest comment I get from folks is… “but my horse has run-in board and is kept in a large pasture they can move all the time.” I tell them that’s a great start but unfortunately the horse is still on lamanitic grass and though you think they are moving all the time so far my findings show they really don’t! How do I know? By GPS tracking of course!
3 Acre Grass Turnout (good):
- Time: 12.5 hours
- Distance: 2.2 miles
- Speed: never went faster than a walk
Feeding SMHN on the Track (better):
- Time: 11.5 hrs
- Distance: 3.3 miles
- Speed: 10x during the day was at a strong trot or canter
Spreading Hay Around the Track (best):
- Time: 8hrs
- Distance: 3 miles
- Speed: 8x during the day was at a strong trot or canter