Riding and Safety articles


Articles published before March, 2012.

Safety with horses

Eventing in crisis?
Riding risks on par with car racing
Those are the breaks – how to lead a horse properly
Horse safety during Fireworks season
Riding injuries in New Zealand


Horse floats and trailering

Simple steps to horse-float loading
Horse trailer maintenance will reap rewards
The trouble with towing – and how to stay out of it
The horse lover’s guide to trouble-free towing
Towing your horse – have you got it right?
Basic Float Training
Loading the scared horse


Trainer Profiles

Don’t expect ‘nice’ from Ken Dromgool
Monty Roberts: the man who listens to people, too
Pat Parelli a hit on NZ visit
A day with Monty Roberts
Frank Levinson – Following the way of the horse
Obituary – Lockie Richards
Ron and Val Males visit NZ
Profile: Sharon McFarlane – An equestrian character


On Riding

Stretching for horse riders
Aids and Cues – do you know what you’re doing?
Endurance riding in Australia
Creating a Thinking Rider
So you want to learn how to play polo?
About Centred Riding
Where are the coaches? -opinion
Competition scents for the rider

Training with Jane Savoie:

Are you sawing your horse’s mouth?
Four tips to improve leg yields
Conquer show nerves – tips to help you relax at competitions
Learn to ride with soft hands
Riding the spooky horse

Dressage Corner with Bill Noble:

Dressage training in New Zealand – the way forward
From Novice to Grand Prix: Can one horse excel at all levels?
Coaches, training and developing equine talent



Horse trekking: holidaying with your own horse
My kingdom for a horse – in France! Riding through ancient Languedoc
A relief ride through India

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