Colette Sossaman
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Dressage Trainer and creater of
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6 dogs, all rescues

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Once You Arrive At The Show You'll Need...

If you’re thinking 2010 might be the year to go to a recognized USDF/USEF dressage show, then here’s what you need to have.

I’ve made a list for you of what you’ll need for documentation

once you arrive at the competition grounds.

Just filling out the entries before the show can feel like you’re

Submitting government documents with the paper trail being long and… Continue

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Bomb Proof Your Horse Before The Show:Tackle the Monsters before they Tackle You.

Bomb Proof Your Horse Before The Show

Tackle the Monsters before they Tackle You

With over 35 years show experience I’ve come to know exactly what is going to upset a horse new to competition.

If the horse eating monsters are handled on the front end, you will have a huge advantage while competing, and definitely have a much,much better over all show experience and confidence builder for both you and your partner.

Just because your horse appears to have a… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 9:59am

10 Monsters To Tackle Before The Show

10 Monsters To Tackle Before The Show

This week I have a list of suggestions to make sure your horse is mentally ready for the environment of a horse show.

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security that your horse is laid back without first practicing the following list.

Making sure he’s ready will save you time,money,heartache. and headache.


1.) If your arena doesn’t currently have bright flowers and bushes boarding… Continue

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 1:43am

The Checklist: Everything You'll Need At The Show

This week I’ve set up a complete list of everything you need to take with you to the competition. I know it looks a little overwhelming, but you’ll find most of it can be kept in your trailer for the season.

Needing only to pack and unpack the perishables before and after your trip.

I keep this printed and on a clip board in my trailer for quick reference. If I run out of something at the show I put it on my clip board to replace when I get home.

This way, getting ready to travel… Continue

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 12:00pm

Six Tips To Improve Your Scores….At The Show!

Last week I talked about the warm-up and how to make sure you know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, exactly how much time it will take to warm up your horse before you actually ride the test

This week we’re going to progress to the actual test and how you can improve your test score while at the show. Here we go.

1.) Canter Around The Outside Of The Arena Before Entering.

You will have a beautiful forward trot to enter with and make a fantastic entry and first… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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At 9:31am on July 29, 2009, angelea @ HorseGirlTV said…
haha! too true!
At 9:10am on July 29, 2009, angelea @ HorseGirlTV said…
me toooo! soooo funny were those days! now they are at least 25% of every local show. such amazing creatures!
At 8:51am on July 29, 2009, angelea @ HorseGirlTV said…
yeah. me too on the Friesians. i always joke i was Friesian before Friesians were cool. ;-)
At 8:41am on July 29, 2009, angelea @ HorseGirlTV said…
howdy colette. thanks for the add. :)

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