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I have associated Classical music with riding, ever since my first teacher used to play records during classes to help illustrate and teach rhythm.
What I've found is that horses also enjoy music, particularly classical European music, but really anything that has a good, lively melody; music without too heavy a beat, with a pleasant melody, and with a consistent tone, i.e. no changes between very quiet parts and very loud parts, works well, no matter what genre. Very quiet music…Continue
Posted on February 24, 2014 at 1:41pm — 1 Comment
He didn't refuse to go over an obstacle once yesterday. Most significantly, he went over a new jump of his own accord.
They weren't big jumps, about a meter high, no more, but he went right over them with only one slight hesitation.
I suppose most riders might not find this particularly outstanding, but two years ago it was a life-and-death argument to get over a simple trot-pole. He would explode over it and follow it up with a wild-west show. The arena has a couple of…Continue
Posted on November 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
My boy was in his first parade in Aurora on Canada Day, and he was awesome.
This is a moment of triumph; the culmination of a year and a half of careful work, of diligently following a detailed, specific training plan, to acheive a horse that is calm and quiet, yet light and responsive to the aids. Quite the change. He is, indeed, a different horse.…Continue
Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:27pm — 1 Comment
Four months ago, in the middle of January, I put away my stirrups.
I'm told that the Spanish School in Vienna and the Saumur both have their new riders work without stirrups for a few months, and my coach advised me to do it, so I did. Took them right off my saddle and hung them up, so I would not have the option. No…Continue
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:00pm