It's December, but before we know it the start of the new season will be here. One of the most important factors, and one that cannot be left late in our pre-season training, is ensuring that our horses are fit enough. With the help of BE Accredited Coaches Mark Corbett and Tim Cheffings, we take a look at times your horse’s fitness will come into special focus.
Throughout the season we can spend many hours in the saddle; perfecting our dressage test, schooling over show jumps, putting in the speed work and competing. The off season gives us the ideal opportunity to get back to the basics and look at the benefits of working horses without even needing a saddle.
What surface you train on is key to event horses’ fitness and schooling plans. We explore the research behind the surface you train on and how to reduce the risk of injury.