Richard Davison Q and A

The recent edition of Horse magazine featured a wonderful interview with our sponsored rider Richard Davison. We have posted a few extracts for you. The entire article is available in Horse magazine, which can be found in all good magazine retailers.

You must be delighted with Artemis’ performance at the World Cup Final…

“I was really pleased. Artemis is feeling fantastic – he has matured. He has been quite a late developer in that respect but in every test since Olympia he has given me a great feeling.”

Artemis has become more consistent in his performance – what has changed?

“He’s quite a spooky horse and things have caught his eye (during tests) distracting him. He has quick reactions. I only do five-star shows with him and they are big events with big atmospheres and lots going on. I take the approach that you have to address these issues and keep going, so the horse gets used to things and becomes less fearful. It seems to be working. He has been way over 70% in all his tests since Olympia.”

Richard discusses specific techniques to use if a horse spooks.

“it’s all to do with release and pressure. If he is going to spook at something to the right and move to the left, I apply pressure with my left leg and left rein. It’s very simple.”

About firstthoughtequine

First Thought Equine manufactures original and innovative equine saddlery products, including Flair, the Air Flocking system, and WOW saddles. Our mission is to produce products that will improve and enhance equine performance. We have achieved this through testing, field trialing and prototyping over many years on all types of equines, in all disciplines.

Posted on August 9, 2012, in WOW saddles and Richard Davison and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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