Day at the stable with Helen Langehanenberg

What is the perfect day at the stable for you?

We had our perfect stable day with Helen Langehaneneberg, and learned that no matter how high you are in the FEI ranking, and no matter if your horse is number one in the world, the perfect day for every equestrian is about patience, love and understanding.

The love for our horses.

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It started early in the morning with cuddles and Damsey sharing an apple, and then a full day of training, coaching students, and even sharing a cup of tea in the riding house, watching the horses.

So here is some advice on how to be a good rider?

Take your time to get to know your horse, set goals that are right for you, have lots of patience and enjoy your stable time!

Uhips functional and comfortable collection will help you concentrate on doing your main thing - riding!

Have a good ride!

 

And check Helen's choice for inspiration.

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Under the helmet on Cecilie

Hi

Martina at Uhip got in touch with me, and asked if I could write a few words about my experience with their clothing. What a treat! That’s what horsey people are all about. Helping each other out.

Before I discovered Uhip, I went for items designed for mountain skiing, as items with a hood that fits over a helmet, is a must have. I have tried most brands under the sun. The problem is, they are not made to last. Not for professional use, anyway. So, set out to find equestrian clothing. Finding clothing that actually works is time consuming and very expensive.

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Starting with a riding skirt, since I am fed up with my really big, lumpy, slippery snowboard pants. Kept feeding Google until I got a match. The lady commenting on Uhip's skirt was impressed with the number of details that had gone into making a functional, warm, easy to use, good quality, warm, really warm, riding skirt, that worked just as well around the yard as on board a horse.

She mentioned the color, the brand, Uhip, so it was quite easy to find uhipwear.com.

I was still skeptical, but the description of the items seemed genuine, so decided to give it a go. Thanks to DHL Norway being useless, it took quite a while, before it arrived, but finally it came. Brought it to the yard the very next day. My thighs where warm 😳😶. The weather was best spent indoors in front of the fireplace.

Ice skirt from Uhip was actually working.

The rest is history.

I bought my first Uhip skirt last christmas and during these few months until now I have:

  • The Ice family long winter coat
  • The hybrid mid layer jacket
  • The bodywarmer (new this season)
  • The riding tights

I am in love 😍!

The description of the items are correct. The sizing is made for normal women, not a tiny professional model. The materials do keep what it’s intended for. There are a few bits and bobs, but nothing that really matters.

At present I am saving up to buy the long Trench coat, with a liner.

 

Best regards

Cecilie Røsjø, Norway

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Who am I?

I will try to make the personal introduction short and sweet.

My mother will never forget the time I crawled under the fence at our local riding school to say hello to a foal. She tried to stop me by saying: “ Cecilie, the mother might bite you to protect her baby”. My answer was: “ Nope. Not me”. I can only imagine her relief when all went well. My age? I was 3 and 1/2.

Since then, it’s been horses 26/7, not 24/7 😅.

My father signed a huge emergency insurance policy for me at the age of 13 or 14. I had just been at the racetrack in Oslo, and bought an American TB racehorse. Mind you, he was a stallion, 6 years old and still in full training. Bless my father for not scaring his children- ever- with domed day chit chat about what could go wrong. He believed in learning by doing.

Mind you, when I grew up with horses, we where taught “horse” . We are now talking early 1970, I was 6. Tried getting in a year earlier, but was told to come back when I was eight. No deal. Wiggled my way in by letting my big sister sign me up for lessons 🙃, and by the time I was eight, I was part of the inventory at our local riding school.

The system was: Work hard, earn our trust, and you will be given responsibility matching your horsey qualifications, taught by the best in the business. If you at any given time, hurt a horse, deliberately. You are out. Permanently. If you make a honest mistake, ask a grown up for help, learn from it and move on. It was like a step ladder, and taught me everything I needed to know to make it in this business for 35+ years, and still doing it.

I have been there and done that. Strømsholm, UK, NZ, France, travelling groom, the whole Chabang.

Quite early on, I had to make up my mind if I wanted to aim for the front row of Showjumping, or, taking care of the horses behind the scene and at the same time, be able to teach new generations of horsey people, horse. To honor the dedication others made towards us kids.

I chose behind the scene. For the welfare of the horses, and the possibility to teach. I also lacked the funding-big time 🤓 - to really make it into the big league of the horse world. Coming from a non horsey working class, very supportive, family.

So, at the age of 51, I made an attempt to quit the business. Moved to Bodø, Norway, above the Arctic Circle. That did last approx 12 months 😂😋.

So, now I am back where I belong. At a small local riding school, called Stall Elverøy, located at a place called Valnesfjord, teaching. And boy it’s cold! (Please use Google Maps to find our location).

 

PS. Going to a show during winter? Combine the skirt with the long winter coat - Enjoy 😊. No more frozen thighs. I do it all the time when teaching in those freezing indoor schools.

Up hill, down hill

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Stockholm Dressage Academy, wearing riding tights & Iontex jacket
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Time to prepare your horse for an upcoming competition? Or maybe you start working on Passage and Piaffe? Summer is a perfect time for exploring outdoor riding possibilities.

Slow canter uphill will help your horse with balance and proper hind legs workout. And extended canter on broad straight lines, will help your horse lungs work correctly, right breathing is very important for muscles to get enough oxygen. And its super fun!

While trotting and walking on different terrain can help your horse find a natural balance in its movement.

The base of proper movement is balance and strength, you can train both without forcing your horse into it.

Also its a great way to exercise your own balance in a controlled yet unexpected way.

Natural excitement of horse riding outdoors will give this little extra energy and positive experience with learning new tasks for both of you.

Of course, your job to not disturb horse during that process, good balance, relaxed legs, and proper seat will help you to achieve it!

Please share your story about training your horse with us on social media. Simply tag @uhipwear on Instagram or @uhipwearinternational on Facebook.

And keep your horse healthy, happy and motivated.

Have a look at our favorites of the week. Picked for you to wear before, during and after a competition.

https://uhipwear.com/favorites-of-the-week/

What is your summer plan?

Summer is here and we are all busy to make plans, does your Summer include horses? We definitely want to have an option that includes riding.

Each year across Europe, the USA and here in Sweden grow interests for riding camps.

Every Equestrian knows that for developing good athletes the importance of safe horsemanship and right care of the horse are as necessary as riding skills. So if you considering to join riding camps, you are moving towards the right direction.

And you need to start work on your packing list.

First of all and safety must-haves: riding helmet, protection vest (highly recommended for any outdoor riding) and boots or other proper riding shoes.

Then to your riding clothes, they have to be easy to care (forget those classic real sued grip riding breeches!!), breathable, fast drying and comfortable to be in the saddle and around stable all day long.

 

Uhip's Summer 2019 collection is here to help you enjoy your summer ride

  • Technical riding shirts with non-short- or long sleeves to enjoy your summer ride and avoid "equestrian tan"
  • Light compression riding tights with silicon grip, that is as comfortable to wear in the saddle as around stable all day.
  • Light padded jackets and vests for colder evenings
  • Functional stable pants for all day work in the stable
  • Trench line to stay dry and comfortable and ride in any weather!

Enjoy your summer and have fun riding!

Check out our young riders choice

 

Uhip summer favorites this week

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