Real Life Riders



Kirstin has ridden since a child, predominantly at a riding school where she eventually worked, part time. She trained to BHS Stage Three switching to NVQ 3 while working at a livery and training yard in her late 20's, and enjoyed working towards PTT.

Kirstin had to wait until her thirties to loan her first horse, an OTT TB who competed at Riding Club dressage, and schooled XC, but who was very sadly hampered by intermittent lameness caused by suspensory desmitis. George arrived with Kirstin as a four year old, after losing her much loved TB.


George was bought by Kirstin as a four year old. His training was a little stop/start due to Kirstin having a young family and work commitments, as well as hiccups such as a supernumerary incisor which caused great discomfort to George, and therefore quite erratic behaviour!

At home George has been the perfect horse to hack, and to lead Kirstin's daughter on her 12hh pony from, and keeps both children's ponies fit with ride & lead each winter. He appeared in the 'On the Bit, The Seeking Reflexes' course with Mary Wanless on Dressage Training TV in 2016. Since having the supernumerary tooth removed in 2017, George has been more consistent and his training is starting to progress nicely, however he does have the occasional exuberant outburst!