Erica K. Frei
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  • Milton, WI
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wildehex commented on Erica K. Frei's blog post Exploring the Double Bridle : Unconventional Practice
"The curb and the snaffle have totally different effects upon the horse. The snaffle is to raise and open the horse depending upon how well the rider knows how to use the bridle, and the curb to lower or close with little microscopic actions.…"
May 22, 2012
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Exploring the Double Bridle : Unconventional Practice

I'll keep the background story brief about me and my horse Jobi for now. I'm sure it will develop itself with more posts. I owned him for many years and brought him up through advanced work in dressage using French Classical methods, life change forced me selling him only to later have the opportunity to buy him back. He was returned to me a very different horse and we are unweaving the many bad habits, resistances and new quirks.Among those has been his complete inability to relax and stretch…See More
May 18, 2012
Jackie Cochran commented on Erica K. Frei's blog post Exploring the Double Bridle : Unconventional Practice
"I found that encouraging the horse to take contact with the curb alone at a regular walk encourages relaxation.  I had to be VERY diplomatic, giving the horse a little extra rein each time my hands moved forward, and my contact was maybe an…"
May 7, 2012
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Exploring the Double Bridle : Unconventional Practice

I'll keep the background story brief about me and my horse Jobi for now. I'm sure it will develop itself with more posts. I owned him for many years and brought him up through advanced work in dressage using French Classical methods, life change forced me selling him only to later have the opportunity to buy him back. He was returned to me a very different horse and we are unweaving the many bad habits, resistances and new quirks.Among those has been his complete inability to relax and stretch…See More
May 6, 2012
Erica K. Frei commented on Jackie Cochran's blog post Walking is Good for the Horse
"What a great post Jackie, and I agree completely that the walk is highly overlooked. Many dressage riders will counter that too much walking could ruin the gait, but I see just the opposite that it is important to do a lot of walking properly…"
May 6, 2012
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Marlene Thoms commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"I wonder if this is a quote from yours truly, kind of ironic if it is:   IName: Cyndi M. Plasch. Job: Horse trainer and Mary Kay consultant (going on 23 years). What I like best about my job: As a horse trainer, the challenge of figuring out…"
May 4, 2012
Mackenzie Brown commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"That woman is stupid for thinking that that "technique" would work. Now that horse is only going to be scared he will get beat at the sight of a trailer, and will refuse every time.  "
May 4, 2012
Marlene Thoms commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"Can you imagine the owner of this horse trying to sell him to a customer? Oh yeah, he trailer loads great. And the price includes the bat you have to beat him with to do it."
May 4, 2012
immy commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"Ok so obviously she wants this horse to load and doesn't want a fuss (why can't she just accept horses aren't machines) then why hit it with bat because now the horse will associate the bate with the trailer wich will not help next…"
May 4, 2012
wildehex commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"People often wrap the line behind the butt and pull or trap the horse.  They try to go backward, feel the trap, and go up.  That's the good part of using driving lines onto the trailer.  No trapping, just touch/touch/touch, and…"
May 3, 2012
wildehex commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"Tapping behind is one way to get the horse to load.  Giving them treats is absolutely useless.  And a lunge line should NOT be used to PREVENT backing (a good way to have them go over backwards) as is trying to 'hold' the front…"
May 3, 2012
Marlene Thoms commented on Erica K. Frei's video
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Cyndi Plasch beating horse with plastic bat at Midwest Horse Fair

"How does anyone teach any horse that doesn't do something because they are afraid? You have to remove the fear, break the job down into small steps and reward even the smallest effort, and most of all stay calm, because as soon as the handler…"
May 3, 2012

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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
It is me and my much loved Bashkir Curly gelding Jobi, who together are working to become the best we can using French Classical Dressage.
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http://www.writingofriding.com
Do you have any pets?
Petrie the Powderpuff Chinese Crested dog and Honey Bear the Pit/Lab mix

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Exploring the Double Bridle : Unconventional Practice

I'll keep the background story brief about me and my horse Jobi for now. I'm sure it will develop itself with more posts. I owned him for many years and brought him up through advanced work in dressage using French Classical methods, life change forced me selling him only to later have the opportunity to buy him back. He was returned to me a very different horse and we are unweaving the many bad habits, resistances and new quirks.



Among those has been his complete inability to relax…

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At 3:39pm on April 24, 2012, Jackie Cochran said…

Welcome to Barnmice Erica!

 
 
 
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