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The global eventing fixture of the month was Burghley Horse Trials and Horse Hero was lucky enough to film some of the competitors in the Young Horse Finals, having filmed them in training a few months before. Ginnie Turnbull and Alex Postolowsky both had a busy day and it was fascinating following their progress with the 'babies'. Some coped with the big occasion better than others but we gained a fascinating insight!

Horse Hero Update - 2nd October 2014

Jo and Hannah Eccles are in the medals at WEGLatest Blogs. Annie Joppe adjusts to life after WEG, Sarah Isaacs dreads horse-shopping, Polly Williamson teaches vital ingredients, Sam Brown solves a crisis, it's a nail-biting final for Karen Morris, Georgie Somerset is frustrated and Olivia Wilmot's life is a blur. Words are not enough for Melissa Beer, Jo Eccles is World Champion, Natalie Allen is a proud trainer, Natasha Adkinson has a breath-taking experience and Sue Lee is gutted. Lynne Crowden remains sanguine, Maria Wynne is exasperated and Alex Franklin is disappointed!

Editorial. In our latest Guest Feature, recent graduate Georgie Ward gives us the 'inside track' on life as a press officer at this year's amazing Burghley Horse Trials. Horse Hero Guru's straight-talking answers to forum questions, include training the correct canter lead, riding a horse with cataracts, preventing overreaches, leg-yield problems and extended trot. You can also read a selection of blogs in Editorial if you haven't yet caught up with all our bloggers.

Filming. We recently filmed Ginnie Turnbull and Alex Postolowsky in the Young Event Horse final at Burghley Horse Trials with horses we had previously filmed during training at home. It was a fascinating competition with a dressage 12 week old Hamish makes his first ferry trip with mum (blogger) Olivia Wilmot en route to Ballindenisk Horse Trials in Irelandtest following immediately by a show jumping round, some cross country jumps and then a trot-up; all in all, quite a challenge for young horses in such an electric atmosphere. Alex was second in the 5 year old final on the stunning All or Nothing. We also filmed interviews with competitors in the 4*.

Previously, we filmed American ‘positive reinforcement’ expert Shawna Karrasch using clicker training to help a horse with a clipping phobia and also improve a four year old’s jumping technique.

Next video. American eventer Tiana Coudray takes ex-racer Rascal cross-country schooling. Rascal was filmed on Horse Hero about 6 months ago, starting her jumping training in a hail storm, having just come out of racing!

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