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wiola

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Team Member of Hay-Net Equestrian Advice Team.

Coach and rider running my own coaching programme: Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy.
I get people to fall in love in equestrian sports :)
“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”

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I don't consider myself any kind of a star but it was a pleasure to be included in Rhea's series :) Cheers to all fellow bloggers :) http://www.rheafreemanpr.co.uk/2017/04/28/blogstars-wiola-grabowska-aspire-equestrian/

Blogstars - Wiola Grabowska from Aspire Equestrian talks about blogs and blogging for business | Rhea Freeman

Blogstars - Wiola Grabowska from Aspire Equestrian talks about blogs and blogging for business | Rhea Freeman

In today's 'Blogstars' post, I chat to Wiola Grabowska from Aspire Equestrian. The lovely images in this piece were taken by Christine Dunnington Photography. Why did you started blogging? I first started blogging in 2007 to share my new freelance coachin...

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https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/breeding-my-little-horse-of-a-lifetime-part-3-moving-again-preparing-for-foaling-and-udder-watching/

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 3: Moving again, preparing for foaling and udder watching

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 3: Moving again, preparing for foaling and udder watching

Story by Kelly Hill Moving the pregnant mare Looking at Tilly surrounded by poisonous plants in her maternity field was making me more nervous by the minute. We had spent a lot of time (2 months) doing the field up and making it as foal friendly as possib...

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https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/breeding-my-little-horse-of-a-lifetime-part-2-counting-costs-watching-tilly-grow-and-a-drama-with-daffodils/

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 2: Counting costs, watching Tilly grow and a drama with daffodils

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 2: Counting costs, watching Tilly grow and a drama with daffodils

Story by Kelly Hill Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't do it again. Not like I've done it with Tilly, anyway. I have a nice Welsh mare that I'd like to breed but would like her to run with a stall...

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https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/behind-the-scenes-preparing-the-sessions-contents-for-the-spring-intensive-training-camp/

Behind the Scenes: Preparing the sessions contents for the Spring Intensive Training Camp

Behind the Scenes: Preparing the sessions contents for the Spring Intensive Training Camp

From the Academy's "Admin office" by Wiola Grabowska Usually, about 2 weeks prior the Camps, I like to have a several hours put aside to quietly reflect on what I want the riders to learn and how best to deliver the sessions so they are not overwhelming t...

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https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/the-dreaded-rising-trot-without-stirrups-why-do-it-and-how-it-can-help-you-with-your-riding-skills/

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups - why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

The dreaded rising trot without stirrups - why do it and how it can help you with your riding skills

By Wiola Grabowska Rider: Mairi M. Horse: Boo Most riders I know and teach wouldn't describe rising trot without stirrups as their favourite seat development exercise but I do rate it and use it as often as possible. Here's why: It's one of a very few exe...

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I am so happy to share this story with you all :) https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/breeding-my-little-horse-of-a-lifetime-part-1-choosing-the-stallion-measuring-follicles-and-hoping-for-a-heartbeat/

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 1: Choosing the stallion, measuring follicles and hoping for a heartbeat

Breeding my little horse of a lifetime. Part 1: Choosing the stallion, measuring follicles and hoping for a heartbeat

Story by Kelly Hill Oakham Veterinary Hospital Stud welcomed us with fields full of mares and foals. Mares that looked much more expensive than Tilly, who I worked for three years to call mine. I had thought about breeding her for years, constantly weighi...

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wiola

https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/progressive-jumping-exercise-to-train-correct-canter-lead-landing/

Progressive jumping exercise to train correct canter lead landing

Progressive jumping exercise to train correct canter lead landing

By Wiola Grabowska Rider: Sasha Eastabrook Horse: Boo Videos available on our Instagram, details at the bottom of the post Set up a jump on centre line of your arena and start with poles on the ground. I prefer to keep all jumps small, cavaletti style so ...

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https://aspireequestrian.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/7-favourites-of-march/

7 Favourites of March

7 Favourites of March

In this series we will share with you 7 things we loved each month. By 'we' I mean the riders and friends involved with the Academy. I feel like some months it's going to be difficult to stick to 7 Favourites! However, the decision was made to keep the li...