My horse was drugged when I bought him!

Have you ever bought a horse and felt that it was drugged when you looked at him because now that you have got him home, he has turned into a fire breathing dragon?  Or […]

Mels Super Easy Horsemanship Tip #4

Never accept your horse walking off whilst you are mounting or dismounting.

Wait for him to stand still and give you permission first.

QSports Australasian Championships 2016

The 2016 Australasian QSports was held at the beautiful Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW. Diago and I headed up there and what a fun day it was!   We had an absolute ball as we competed […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 3

Circles are bad for your horse!!  I hear this quite a lot and yes, if your horse is stiff and braced, circles can be very hard on a horse and boy oh boy!  Diago […]

Mel’s Super Easy Horsemanship Tip #3

Your horse will always know where the way out is and will be drawn to the gateways.  Avoid saddling, feeding or resting in or near gateways so that your horse doesn’t find more comfort […]

Are you holding back with your horse?

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Joe Sabah
I really like this quote, so many times people hold back because they think they should […]

Diago’s Journey – Part 2

So what has the way you catch your horse got to do with riding him? The short answer is EVERYTHING!! The long answer? Whenever I work with young horses, difficult horses, starting them under […]

Mel’s Super Easy Horsemanship Tip #2

The way you leave your horse in the paddock will be the way he remembers you when you go to catch him the next day.

Make sure it is you that leaves your horse rather […]

Teaching and Training in QLD!

I have not long returned from a fabulous trip to Chambers Flat in QLD where I have been sharing some knowledge as well as working with some horses for most of the week.  I […]

The Secret to Getting Help With Your Horse

To truly receive help, you first must be prepared to help yourself
– Mel Peacock

Diago’s Journey – Part 1

I have had Diago for about 4 years now, he came to me a very scared, stiff and unconfident horse.  He was owned by a Dressage Instructor who felt he wasn’t going to make […]

Mel’s Super Easy Horsemanship Tip #1

If you want your horse to respect your fences (and avoid injury or escapes!) make sure you keep your feed in the middle of your paddock or yard – or away from the fence. […]

What are you really getting from your riding lessons?

Have you ever followed someone to a place you have never been and then when it comes time to navigating your way to that same place by yourself, you find you have no idea […]