Welcome to my blog. I hope to introduce you to different bitless bridles and how they work, share some transitioning and training tips as well as other useful points. I will also introduce you some of my musings on aspects of horsemanship and share my journey with my beautiful horse Ember, without whom none of this would have been possible.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Introducing Ember

One of the things I want to do with my blog is to record the journey with my horse Ember. It might seem like I should have started that 10 years ago when she came to me but hey better late than never.

To say she hasn't been an easy horse is a bit of an understatement, but she has also been the greater teacher and the greatest inspiration and has always pushed me to be the best I can.

She came to me as a very green 6 year old. It was impossible to ride her safely, I couldn't get near her hindlegs or feet and she had had an accident when she was younger that left her with a twisted pelvis and a slightly bowed canon bone. But the biggest problem she had was emotional, she had separation anxiety and was herd bound on a dangerous scale.

So far she has taken me on an incredible journey, I have learnt so much, ad have still more to learn, I have made mistakes but there have been some amazing parts to. She has inspired me to design a bridle especially for her which then I patented and now sell. And more important she has inspired me to help others.

So why am I sharing my journey now, the first reason is that I wasn't blogging before so I have some catching up to do. The second is it that we are now going to be doing more training. Whilst emotionally she is a lot better there are still some physical issues I need to fix. Over the years she has gone pretty well but I always thought that there was still some crookedness, so this year we are focusing on straightness training and you never know, I might get that demo horse I always wanted.

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