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For the love of freestyle! Let's share some thoughts about fantastic coriography, and what kind of music is best suited to what kind of horse.

Location: Edmonton, AB
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Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2017

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Freestyle Music 9 Replies

Started by Catherine Chamberlain. Last reply by Catherine Chamberlain Jun 18, 2010.


Started by Shimmer E Jan 18, 2009.

Vocals or no vocals? 1 Reply

Started by Shimmer E. Last reply by DLW & Excell Warmbloods (Renee) Jan 9, 2009.

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Comment by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on November 12, 2017 at 11:29pm
My next newsletter will be going out in a week! Free articles on music and freestyles. Always some free music samples!
Comment by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on November 5, 2017 at 10:02pm
Over the last 10 months I have been asked over and over if I could make my old CDs into MP3 files to automatically download onto your computer or phone. You also asked me to make NEW MUSIC that you can add to your riding library.

Well, here they are at long last. . .the New Digital Riding With Soul™ MP3 Albums!

To celebrate the completion of these albums, I'm having a special sale from October 22 to October 29, 2017, and offering them to you at a greatly reduced price. I have created this exclusive offer because I want everyone to experience the joy and fun of riding to music!

Here's why I've been working so hard on this new collection. Over the past year, you've told me that:

♪ You can’t find up-to-date or interesting music that has APPROPRIATE RIDING TEMPOS.

♪ You CAN'T MAINTAIN YOUR TEMPO to the music that is on the radio.

♪ You and your horse are nervous and you NEED HELP TO RELAX.

♪ You’re frustrated when you start a piece of music only to have to stop your ride and shut it off or start over. Stopping is especially irritating because it UPSETS YOUR HORSE.

♪ You don’t know what the RIGHT TEMPO IS FOR YOUR HORSE.

♪ You don’t know WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC to choose.

♪ You CAN'T HEAR THE DIFFERENCE between walk, trot, and canter music.

♪ You can’t identify the TEMPO (OR BPM) OF MUSIC.

♪ You are tired of downloading so many MP3 albums when they only have one good song for riding, and it's so EXPENSIVE to keep buying music you can't use!

So here's what I did for you:

The latest RIDING WITH SOUL™ collection includes all of the prior CDs in the new MP3 format so you'll be able to download instantly. You'll also get six new albums and different genres, both with and without narration (some people like to use the narrated version first, and then try to ride without my voice to see how far they've progressed).

And they're even cheaper than the previous albums! You're going to love dancing with your partner and your horse is going to love you.

Here's what's completely NEW – all six of these albums are in MP3 format for instant access so you can start riding to music today!

NEW - Americana with narration
NEW - Americana without narration
NEW - Upbeat Motivational with narration
NEW - Upbeat Motivational without narration
NEW - Classical with narration
NEW - Classical without narration
Here's what's NEW about the original RIDING WITH SOUL™ CD albums - all have been converted into MP3 albums for instant access:

Jazz and Big Band 1 with narration
Jazz and Big Band 2 with narration
Classical with narration
Latin with narration
Rock and Pop with narration
Contemporary Orchestral with narration
Traditional Holiday Music with minimal narration
Non-Traditional Holiday Music with minimal narration
Also at your request, I've made a few changes to the popular Holiday music albums.
They are longer - almost an hour of great holiday music to help get you in the spirit!

I’ll get you started with the correct gait and the tempo for each song, but rest assured I don't talk all the way through each selection. That way, you can really listen to and enjoy the music. After having ridden to the previous Riding With Soul™ albums, you'll be ready to solo.

If you already know that you want to purchase any of the new albums, just order now!
Comment by Tamara Williamson on July 22, 2010 at 11:48am
Kurboom is proud to tell you Belinda Trussells new kur is to Riverdance....
She just scored 72 with it in Aachen Germany against the top riders in the world.
Comment by Tamara Williamson on July 22, 2010 at 11:46am
Hi Friends
RCRA Newmarket Ontario has a dressage evening once a month, we have had some great schooling shows with Julie Watchorn, Leah Wilson, Andrea Wetzel judging. It's been great fun!
because RCRA is having a Bronze show this weekend we have decided to do a
kur demo/workshop
It will start at 6pm at RCRA Wed 28th
$15 to come watch.
Wine will be served! YAY!

I will be hosting the event, my name is Tamara Williamson, My company is called Kurboom,
I have made kurs for many of Canada's top dressage riders including

Belinda Trussell, Jacqueline Brooks, Lee Cross (USA), Tom Dvorak, Naomi Gagnon, Kristy Evans, Daphne Haagmans, Tina Irwin, Neil Ishoy, Sandy Mitchell, Meredith Risk, Andrea Wetzel and Leah Wilson to name a few.

I have also been responsible for the last three years making kur's for the Royal Winter Fair including the Quadrille under lights and last years reining/dressage exhibition.

Please tell your friends, barnmates and students... To come learn how to make a kur.
RCRA dressage club ROCKs
Please email Amanda to reserve a spot.

Comment by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 20, 2009 at 5:11pm
Hi everyone!! My September news letter is only a week away... but you can only get it by signing up on my web site... it's FREE don't worry... and you also get some cool FREE stuff... like audio links, videos, tips and articles about your riding and riding to music... so DON'T WAIT. Go to and just put in your name and email!! You won't be sorry!!

Comment by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on July 11, 2009 at 9:11pm
Its just about to go out!!! July News Letter on riding your horse to music... in the welcome letter, you will get some great tips and a free audio clip on riding to the news letter you will receive great TIPS ON RIDING TO MUSIC AND MUSICAL DEFINITIONS THAT PERTAIN TO YOUR RIDING!! You will also see my favorite links and blog posts from myself and others!! Sign up on my web site...

Go to the bottom of the first page and just put in your name... It's Free and FUN!! Ruth
Comment by Rachel Heysen-Smith on April 17, 2009 at 2:15am
hello, PLease join my group!! We dont have very many people in it yet but, ohh well!!

Comment by Rachel Heysen-Smith on April 16, 2009 at 3:47am

Comment by Catherine Chamberlain on April 14, 2009 at 11:53am
I just performed my freestyle at my last show and got a 67%! It was my horse's first freestyle ever and my second freestyle(although it had been a year). At first my horse wasn't quite sure what to do but he listened to me and performed a solid test. Our freestyle has a 60's theme and the judges seemed to like the music. Hopefully the more we do it the better it will become!
Comment by Shimmer E on January 11, 2009 at 2:28pm
I agree with you Becky. Traditionally vocals have been permitted but sung words were not. Now we see songs with words used in recognized dressage shows all over! I feel that it takes away just a bit, but that's only my personal opinion. A Riverdance Kur would be fantastic! There's a great variety of tempo and sounds to that soundtrack! I'll keep that in mind for this year too!

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