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Here’s an excerpt from the article, “Is Your Horse A Donkey?” A training article that helps all riders address one of the most common problems they face, keeping the horse in front of the leg.
“No offence to donkeys intended in the title of this article but having grown up owning and riding one as my first riding mount as a child, I can vouch that on the average day a donkey is not the most forward of creatures. This is not to say I did not become proficient in spurring my wee beastie into action. Not with the use of spurs however, instead opportunities for motivating my steed were utilized when we would meet a noble equine on that most wonderful of systems, the British Bridleways. I would kick my donkey on and urge him to ‘follow that horse’. He would gamely trot or canter on, and duly followed the larger creature as far as he could manage before becoming winded or losing interest in the chase. We traversed many miles of rolling fields and sandy tracks through the ancient forest lands of rural Buckinghamshire as a result. Much to the chagrin of the riders on the horses, whose mounts were often not happy to be lead horse in this endeavor and could become spooked and hard to control as a result.
It was with great glee I would exchange rides on my donkey ‘Sage’, with other kids who had ponies. I would usually find the innocent recipient of this arrangement just where I left them when the exchange had been made, trying desperately to get the donkey to move. Meantime I would be off cantering over logs and enjoying the most beautiful of rides, the forward variety. I was a very naughty girl! But I would do anything to ride a horse.
Eventually I had paid my dues and was given my first horse. I’m sure my donkey was relieved. He lived a happy life in semi-retirement thereafter, with periodic calls to service to give donkey rides at a church fête or local horse event and he lived to a ripe old age of 38 years. Perhaps the penance for my childhood naughtiness was the long hours I spent on both hot sunny and cold rainy days leading my donkey back and forth for children to enjoy their first rides.
But sometimes even the horse or pony is reticent to move properly forward of the leg and to maintain the forward gait, and riders find their horse or pony behaves like a donkey. The animal becomes unwilling to go forward of the leg or to transition to a faster gait. Sometimes the noble beast will not only demonstrate a dislike of moving in a forward direction but frequently stop and misbehave by spinning, crow hopping or bucking and rearing.
I commiserate with the rider who finds their horse exhibits this behavior. This is not a fun ride for anyone. But here is how to solve this dilemma in a few easy steps.”
All works are written from Nikki’s unique Brit/American perspective as an international level Grand Prix competitor/coach/clinician with a multi-discipline equestrian background. Articles are created with a keen eye to engagement, education, keywording and creative content. Nikki’s wordsmith talents provide perfect copy for publishing in newsletters, blogs, fillers, websites, social platforms, and magazines.
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Internationally published writer, content creator, PR/Marketing specialist, photographer and equestrian Nikki Alvin-Smith offers “Engaging Content that Engages Riders to Read,” with unique and fresh material for your horse or pet related business, magazine, website, newsletter, blog and email blast sales machine. Her portfolio of works is extensive and includes equestrian and pet features that have been published worldwide in over 235 different magazine titles. Her clients include equestrian and “B” list movie celebrities for whom she regularly ghostwrites and provides PR services; manufacturers of equine and pet related medical devices, feedstuffs, supplements, grooming supplies, fencing and barn equipment, horse transport, horse structures and professional equine service providers; profit and non-profit initiatives and organizations; and non-equestrian related businesses/publications in the pet industry, investment, real estate and international travel and rural lifestyle. Please note all services (plus many others) are provided through Nikki’s corporate entity HorseinaKiltMedia.com
Nikki Alvin-Smith is a British international level Grand Prix dressage competitor/trainer/coach/clinician. Together with her husband Paul, who is also a Grand Prix dressage rider, Nikki operates Willowview Hill Farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York; a full-service horse training facility. The duo provides ‘team’ clinician services to clients worldwide to riders of all levels and many riding disciplines.
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