Flatwork lessons with Mary Finneran, Friday 15 February

It looks like we might avoid the permanent torrential rain for Friday night’s flatwork tuition with Mary Finneran at Glenleary. The first in a series of three lessons, Mary will always identify and work on small but critical details in our riding and our horses’ way of going which can transform the overall experience andContinue reading “Flatwork lessons with Mary Finneran, Friday 15 February”

Further details confirmed for upcoming activities

Vera has confirmed the details for the series of three flatwork lessons that will run parallel to the NW League, beginning on Friday 15 February. Mary Finneran will provide instruction and the venue is Glenleary. Anybody who attended her classes in October and November will be eager to continue the good work. New pupils alsoContinue reading “Further details confirmed for upcoming activities”

Excellent tuition as the weather plays ball at Cyril’s

Geraldine’s debut as a riding club instructor was a great success on Friday evening at Cyril’s. Horrible weather during the day gave way to a fine dry evening and two batches of four pupils enjoyed the instruction. Francis, Leo, Tanya and Libby opted for a jumping lesson and Geraldine focussed on shortening and lengthening stridesContinue reading “Excellent tuition as the weather plays ball at Cyril’s”

Horses off the hook as Mary Finneran focuses on the rider

Mary Finneran has chosen to focus her current series of three flatwork lessons on the correctness of the rider, leaving the performance of the horse out of the equation  for a little while. Of course, as anyone who benefited from last Friday’s tuition will have noticed, the two go hand in hand. When the riderContinue reading “Horses off the hook as Mary Finneran focuses on the rider”

Flatwork lessons to enhance your competitive chances

How often have we been told that show jumping is 90% about the bits between the jumps? If you want to polish your flatwork in advance of this weekend’s league show jumping — or if you just prefer that your horse retain a firm connection to solid ground when you ride — make the mostContinue reading “Flatwork lessons to enhance your competitive chances”

Formation riding lessons with Valerie Craig

It’s time once more for our infamous formation riding lessons with Valerie Craig. They’ll run for the next two Fridays at Harley’s arena in Trentagh. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s the very best way to ride great flatwork without even realising you’re doing it. You’ll be too busy concentrating on holdingContinue reading “Formation riding lessons with Valerie Craig”

Circles the focus of attention at second Glenleary session

Spectacular weather on Friday evening meant that some horses were left grazing in their fields by sun-starved members but the six riders who rode at Glenleary made the most of more excellent tuition from Mary Finneran. It was good to have Hazel’s Sapphire back from the sickbay on the first ride and she was joinedContinue reading “Circles the focus of attention at second Glenleary session”

Fine-tuning the basics at sunny Glenleary

No matter how much tuition any of us experiences, there’ll always be some little detail that an instructor can spot that makes a lesson worthwhile. Mary Finneran’s most enjoyable flatwork lessons on Friday evening focussed on achieving the correct bend when riding corners accurately. The exercises were built up step by step, culminating in aContinue reading “Fine-tuning the basics at sunny Glenleary”

Flatwork lessons with Mary Finneran, Friday 3 August

The next two Friday evenings see the club in action at Glenleary in Ramelton. Mary Finneran will instruct us in flatwork, beginning at 7.30pm. If you plan to participate, book in with Louise on 085 850 8941 as soon as possible. If you’d like to use one of the Glenleary horses, contact Mary herself onContinue reading “Flatwork lessons with Mary Finneran, Friday 3 August”