Naughty Nags Training

A calm, reassuring and responsible approach for you and your horse/pony. Versatile and tailored to y Thea can provide all the services to get you on your way.

Thea Aylward, rider and trainer,combines tuition and training for you and your horse to become the best team you can be. Help from ground work handling all the way through to competition day including all competition prep, be it walking the course or a hand with plaiting and transport. Also providing all yard services from clipping to mucking out and everything in between.

Operating as usual

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 26/03/2019

On another note.....
Captain tubby over here is trimming off the excess fat πŸ‘

Never in a million years thought I would get back into my competition gear, so im extremely happy about that.
Another half stone and I will feel like the pre-baby body is back πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ


Slow and steady wins the race.
Love this boy more and more each time I ride him. Looking forward to our first ever group pole work lesson tomorrow πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

It's a really long video.... Sorry πŸ™ˆπŸ˜


It was all a bit too exciting for dear jack today. He had a very proud of himself moment and I had a spilt second "oh s**t" moment, however he pulled it back together impeccably and continued like a pro.


When you head out for your ride at 7.30pm just to avoid the horse flies..... πŸŽπŸ˜©πŸ˜‚


Another first for jackapotomus today, first time being ridden on grass and he just loved it 😍

Total saint, this guy only restarted his backing 7weeks ago. He has cruised through everything we have asked of him so far.

Enjoying every moment helping with him ☺️


Jack and Clare 😍


This boy is just excelling every time we get him out of the stable. Both myself and his owner can't wipe the ridiculous grins off our faces every time we finish a session with him. Going to be special this one 😍


It was a real pleasure to be an extra pair of hands for megs first outing xc with her lovely owner. These 2 are looking like a lot of fun is going to be had this summer 😁


Such an honour and privilege to be involved with this horses further education. He is just totally amazing and his owner and dear friend of mine is a wonderful, awesome person to be working with again 😁


Such a gorgeous way to end the day yesterday. Georgie was feeling really well and much better for some spring grass in her paddock.


Helloooooo again....

Well I have had my baby and several wonderful months of just enjoying being a mother but now it is time to start grooming/teaching/riding again so.....

If anyone is looking for an extra pair of hands at competitions, home or anything in between give me a call.

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 01/11/2015

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 01/11/2015

where it all began... Finlake Riding centre, best 10 years of my childhood!!!



WOW what a crazy couple of months its been. I am now just free lance with naughty nags so sorry for lack of updates. With a change of direction in my life I've had a change in my available equestrian time. I am now available every weekend, all weekend and weekday evenings for teaching, schooling, yard duties or competition coaching and grooming.
With winter also upon us I am available for clipping with my battery charged clippers suitable even for yards without electricity.
I look forward to a winter of hard work and training ready for next seasons summer competitions...
contact me on 07581230799 for availability and prices

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 28/05/2015

So ridiculously proud today!!! another win for bel and stitches, a 4th for Lucy and jax and although we had a couple of problems in the bigger class both got round and bel ended with a 3rd in that too!!! Fantastic first ever hunter trial.


great start to half term!!!! monday at kemble show was a huge success, less in rosettes more in learning and improving all round. however bel did win the 45cm class out of a good 30-40 competitors. today has been a lovely polo rally followed by a jump lesson at home, tomorrow is hunter trials so will keep people posted. x

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 23/05/2015

Some fun in the sun pics

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 23/05/2015

Some plaiting pics and a how to on sc******ng the perfect pulled look. X

Timeline photos 23/05/2015

India jumping 1.05m in Thursdays lesson

Timeline photos 23/05/2015

New course built for the busy week ahead. Half term fun!!!

Photos from Naughty Nags Training's post 23/05/2015

It's been one of those weeks where there have been highs and lows but on the good side the lows were definitely outweighed by the highs. So mega proud of my McLaughlin girls who seem to have just clicked with jumping again, thinking for themselves and really proving to be the rider rather than just a passenger on top and to India who is seeing a whole new side to outsmarting her clever little chap without the arguements allowing her to move on and up, cruising 1.05-1.10m courses at home... And she's only 12!!!! The test will be the 90cm working hunter class on Monday. Fingers x


All booked in and paid up for VWH's fun ride next weekend. lets hope the weather holds out for us all

Timeline photos 13/04/2015

A little pic of the results with pics of the pony to come later


I can proudly say that yesterday I took Hyperian Jax to our first dressage competition together. Now I haven't ridden a dr test since 2013 and I have no idea when, or if ever, Jax has been to a dr comp, with this in mind all I wanted to achieve were 2 tests that showed some relaxed moments taking the contact forward and stretching through his back without too much tension. In our first test we did just that and I was over the moon, many moments of being overbent/behind the vertical and needing to cover more ground but still it was a great first test gaining us a 63%. The second test was even better, he relaxed more, took the contact forward and held a much better rhythm this time receiving 68%. All in all the winters hard work paid off coming home with 1st and 4th from an amalgamated class.

Timeline photos 14/03/2015

my ancient nag Oakey proving that at the ripe age of 20(in this pic) you can teach an old dog new tricks. SJ'er turned DR diva


School SJ qualifiers tomorrow..... 4.30am start for me. However no driving for me so a nice nap and a book read on the way


So the season has begun.... Lucy and Bel did their first sj on their new ponies last Sunday. They both rode 2 beautiful double clears each, sadly there were bs juniors competing in the same classes so they didn't make the placings but I am hugely proud of the confident, competitive rounds from each of them. This Sat is the first ever eventers challenge for all of the girls so lots of excitement there and the week after is the school sj teams again. Busy few weeks in the run up to what is lookingto be a great summer.

the hazleton team 01/03/2015

the hazleton team

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