Standardbred Digital Dressage Series

standardbred dressage competition

    Submit your email address to receive test feedback into the box below:   You can join our standardbred Facebook community group, where the dressage footage will be shared, by clicking this link and requesting to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2330389940343292/         Outline: The Standardbred Digital Dressage Series is an educational initiative, designed to […]

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Put the Happy Back in your Horsemanship Journey

Last night, I pulled my standardbred out of the paddock, after getting the guilts from seeing his gorgeous pricked ears waiting eagerly at the gate. I’ll admit, with summer’s heat in full-force, I’ve found it hard to get motivated lately. Life’s been so crazy. Of course, I always end up stuck waaay deep in a […]

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The Marathon of Change, from Track to Hack.

I want you to imagine for a minute that you are a professional marathon runner.  “Professional” in the sense that this is your career: a paying role which commands the majority of your time.  A craft which you have perfected steadily over years of careful training. Each day, you wake and set about your training […]

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Keep Striding Towards Standardbred Success – One for the Dreamers

I’m going to preface this piece by mentioning that I completely understand that for some riders, just being around their horse and pottering about together is the point of their horsemanship experience.  The journey is the destination. But, as a professional Standardbred trainer, coach and someone who just loves any excuse to chat about a […]

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Student Placement Opportunity at Raising the Standards.

Across the next few weeks, Raising the Standards will be shooting some educational videos and resources, to be published online to support our community of Standardbred enthusiasts. We usually produce content by having Nic ride/coach a student, with her husband left in charge of shooting the footage.  This is something we’ve done over many years, […]

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5 Trainer Tips to Conquer Your Next Competition

Well, Spring has well and truly sprung!  Coupled with the gorgeous weather comes the urge for riders to dust off the boots, get out there and start doing great things with their horses again! With competition season in full swing, I thought I’d jot down five simple, but highly effective, ways to get the most […]

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