Niall hails from Ireland and is an excellent instructor. I took a lesson with him two summers ago over fences and learned a lot about how to rate Lucy without ticking her off. P events but took this year to really focus on dressage and she has come a long way.
I brought my camera and Niall asked me to take some photos for his website. I've never taken photos with the intention of showing how an instructor teaches; usually I focus on the horse and rider! But it was a good challenge, especially with my new camera.
|With Merlot, Niall usually starts him on the lunge line.|
|Then he does some work in-hand. Here they're working on piaffe.|
Niall is explaining to Prudy what he's doing and when to ask for more vs.
let the horse have a break and praise him.
|Though it's an unorthodox shot, I really liked this one of Niall in the background!|