HOW CLEVER are these cupcakey superstar saddles?!! Genius pieces of art they are! Being very grateful for my new Stubben saddles.
You know I’m the last rider to say the magic is in the gear, I don’t believe it is, but the more you ask from your horse the more the tack needs to support you both. Really. I’ve now been riding in Stübben’s saddles Euphoria, Centurion and Virginia since the summer, & these innovative, custom made super saddles surely does know how to support performance like they should! I’m proud to say my horses are developing better then ever, and so am I. My horses are all freer then before, both over the back and in the shoulders, and I’m more comfortable and balanced which allows me to use my seat better – which goes back to free up my horses. Etc. It’s a goooood feeling!
On a dressage saddle it’s important that you as a rider gets supported, both in the size of the seat (if it’s too big it’s like trying to steer a bathtub. Not easy.) as well as for your legs and knees (it makes life easier if they are supported to stay still and not float around too much). & what’s probably even more important is that your horse is supported. You want there to be the exact right angle in the tree so it doesn’t pinch your horse over the withers or back, and you want it to be flocked with the right amount of filling so it stays horizontal on your horse. Without tilting anyone of you in any direction. Luckily, my saddles fill all those criteria’s plus a dozen more. For instance the tree moves WITH THE HORSE. It’s incredible what a difference it makes. In my former saddles I had a trouble to really feel what was going in my horse’s backs. I like to be really close to my horses when I ride. & since the Stübben ones move with your horse that whole brick wall that was between us is gone. Ah, I meeean, the difference!
I just couldn’t recommend them more. Please find more on Stübben’s website, and let me know if you’d be interested.
Also! I’ve always suffered soar seat bones and Stübben’s ‘Biomex’ extra padding, and the solution with no seams in the seat, has deleted that problem completely. So clever! Very grateful.
Thank you Stübben <3
JUST HOME FROM two days in Kempen, Germany, where I’ve had the great pleasure of visiting Stuebbens HQ, learning everything about quality leather and followed the detailed handcraft of creating performance saddles and top tack. Insanely interesting!
There is such a deep knowledge behind this handcraft. About the materials, how the leather behaves, how to source it and how it should be produced in the best way, both for it’s purpose but also for the environment. AH. And then how to use the materials so they benefit the horses movement to the highest potential and at the same time support the rider. It’s just an incredible work of art.
I can not wait until my saddles arrives and I will tell you so much more!
Thank you Stubben <3
JUST SPENT TWO days with my beaUUUTiful four legged partners at home after a couple of lovely days teaching in Sweden. We have new dates for the spring Swedes! Just click on ‘Trainings & Clinics’.
One kind reminder: Every time you touch your horse you shape it. From how you lead it to how it’s standing while you groom it has an impact on weather you’re going to be successful or not.
Tomorrow I’m heading to Germany for two days with Stübben. See you then!
I love my job. Photo of Caruso at Springhill Dressage, dressed top to toe in Equestrian Stockholm & tack from Stübben.
WHEN THE PRESSURE arises or you’re going for a competition, try to play a mind game with yourself: make the decision that you’re gonna win over your body and negative emotions by making sure you get though your competition completely without a negative thought or action of self doubt. It IS possible. Instead of thinking of it as a pressured competition, rather see it as a challenge and opportunity to grow.
Photo of Firenze winning at Hickstead 🙂
IT’S AUTUMN, which means it’s also time for all us horse owners to think a little extra about the challenges we may face with the wet wether. Conveniently we have the absolutely awesome opportunity to give one lucky one of you above collection from our favourite remedy BOTANICA. Botanica produces herbal healing products for all sort of emergency situations this season. Or even better, to prevent emergency situations <3
To make sure you and your horse stays away from mud fever, cracked heels, inflamed cuts, wounds, dry skin, other skin problems and feel at best, simply answer those simple questions.
The winner will be announced on The Equestrian Instagram Dec 7. Yey!
Thank you Botanica and good luck all! <3
SO HAPPY with Caroline Edgeley’s superstar lady lion Firenze (aka ‘Nibbles’) out on our first competition together! Her first medium, with loads of room for improvements, she’s bringing home a 2nd on 67.94%!
Really excited of how far she’s come in a couple month, and even more about how much there is inside her that we haven’t shaped yet! This super girl is the sweetest cuddle at home, but she surely knows when it’s time to step up to work. & I think she LOVES it! Or rather, she loves showing off her beautiful self <3 So exciting for the future of this mare.
As always lots of love and huge thanks to Caroline Edgeley, & to Equestrian Stockholm, Stubben och Longines for helping us look and feel great during the whole performance <3
JUST A KIND REMINDER this early monday morning: ‘Work hard beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard!‘ You can feel the autumn here in UK now and even if it’s not as easy to jump out of bed as it was in June work and practice is just as important and I’m still so excited about the close future. My main ponies Caruso and Firenze (‘Nibbles’) are both doing really well I can’t wait for the autumn season to start. We have loads of fun events and projects lines up as well and I just can’t wait!
More to come!
Work hard, & be kind.
GREAT DAYS teaching in Stockholm this weekend! Giving the one day clinic at the jumping with the stars stable AP-Ridutveckling and teaching my oldies but goldies in Vallentuna. LOVE to see them grow up so well. & that it’s still summer here!
At the one day dressage clinics we go through the whole basic system of dressage. From the dressage rider’s seat and aids, to the horses’s body and the education of the horse through the levels. We ride in the morning, before we go through theory. Then yummy healthy lunch, before another hour of riding. Love to give new faces the whole package of the basics, and looking forward to do it again on below dates!
All levels of riders are welscome, and you can rent one of Anna Wallberg’s dressage horses if you don’t come with your own. There’s a few spots left so if you’re interested, just sign up HERE.
Lots of love to Anna Wallberg for hosting <3 Now time to get back to ride my dear four legged waiting at Springhill! <3