Shop by Range

January So Far .....

Gail Johnson - Friday, January 11, 2019
Happy New Year Everyone !

2019 has got off to a busy start so far with some local appointment from extra brakes required at this time of year (HBH Woody can relate to this!) so a nice mild kind mouthpiece for a 19 year old pony and his young rider - gorgeous partnership, a 4 year old long legged TB right through to helping a local high profile competitor sort out all of the doubles for the yard for the upcoming season; I love my job.

At the yard HBH Sixty Johnson has been through it with a big infection followed by a very scary colic situation.  It was all very scary and stressful but old toughie that he is managed to fight off his 40 degree temperate and racing heart rate and pull through.  Phew ;  not ready to be without him just yet... if ever

Exciting times ahead with the new qualification getting awarded at BETA and then even a tradestand at Badminton this year !  Onwards and upwards :-)

Bitting Clinic - What I can help with .....

Gail Johnson - Friday, June 29, 2018
Here is a link to the consultation page giving more info : Bitting Consultation
What I can't help with is 1) eradicate long term habits in an hour, 2) make you ride like a top rider, 3) fix an issue that isn't bit related - although appropriate guidance will be offered, 4) heal a mouth that is damaged in an hour, 5) heal horse/pony (and rider!) psychological issues in an hour.....

Sometimes to help we have to go sidewards a little before we go forwards (not literally, but then again, sometimes possibly so);  If a back issue and an ill fitting bit has caused a bitting issue, and you get the back sorted, sometimes the back needs rechecking after I have sorted the bit ....What I am saying is that its the whole picture that needs taking into account.  I can fit a bit that is suitable for both horse and rider in the situation they have described needing it for....if the horse has shocking teeth these will need sorting before you can possibly see the benefits...other examples are available :-)
Happy riding people !!