Lisa's Lens

May 5, 2019


I wrote my collection of Badminton blogs to share with horse lovers my welfare 'wins' at Badminton Horse Trials 2019. The competition is in its 70th year, and has evolved considerably for horses during this time. So I decided to see if I could celebrate with my...

May 5, 2019

Badminton Horse Trials 2019 Welfare Awards

Cross Country Day

  • The Horses Award goes to Eric Winter. For me Eric was our horses hero of Badminton 2019. He achieved what has never been done in the history of Badminton - in my opinion - Challenged Riders NOT Horses. Make...

May 5, 2019

2019 Badminton Horse Trials WELFARE Awards 

Equicoach.Life Welfare Awards:



  • Helmets - Traditional top hat's in 2019 simply symbolise stupidity. You only have one head - protect it! If your ego needs photos in a top hat to prove 'elegance', shoul...

May 4, 2019

Dressage day 2 at Badminton Horse Trials 2019

I was not struck by one rider, one horse, one fence, or even one historical dressage score...but one key principle in my life:

Courage Over Comfort 

What is courage at Badminton 2019?

Jumping the biggest and mo...

April 1, 2019

Showing up online, every day for a whole year, is not for the 'flakey'! Yet 12 months ago I decided committing every day to coaching horse lovers was the change our horses need.

March 13, 2019

Think of coaching your mind as a session with your equestrian coach.

You discuss with your coach what you want to achieve by the end of the lesson and your coach gives you the training toolkit to change your horse's way of going. Your coach identifies where your deficit...

December 31, 2018

As your busy writing your 2019 goals and New Year's resolutions, I want to share what I have learnt about goal setting - helping you, to help your horse/s. 

Perhaps you are one of the less than 10% who will still be on point with your resolutions by...

November 17, 2018

Many of you know I really struggle with Christmas.

I have not always felt this way, as I age I find myself feeling the disconnect between my values and actions versus those society place during the Christmas period. 

I am no grinch. I d...

November 2, 2018

Why laterality training for horses?

What do horses feel like before they start laterality training? 

  • Curved straight lines.

  • Delayed response to your aids/signals

  • Rider direction bias "...because my horse finds it easier on this rein..."


What an extraordinary surprise I was gifted with when I met Lisa on Thursday September 20 2018 while she was working in Rome Italy.

To be precise it was in Campagnano (the suburbs of Rome) at Stefano Coata’s, professional showjumping yard. My name is Danielle Minel...

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