Classical and Western dressage. What's the difference? Tips on riding the current popular western discipline patterns: competitive trail, horsemanship, the new ranch horse pleasure patterns.…Continue
Started Jul 30, 2013
Reinforcement: An outcome a horse receives which increases the likelihood that a response will occur again.Following a behaviour with a reinforcer (an outcome or a payoff) will cause it to happen…Continue
Started Jun 5, 2011
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Posted on October 21, 2017 at 9:00am
My judging colleague is from Italy. My ring steward (and wonderful interpreter), Israeli.
Striking, as a “reserved” Canadian, Middle Eastern shows are more… dramatic! Enthusiastic applause for every class, down to the final one at 9:00 PM.
Passionate viewpoints are expressed at the show office, over the walkie talkie and from the sidelines are colorful –amped up with volume and hand gestures. No matter the geography – there’s possibly more competition that goes on outside the ring than inside- what do you think?
It’s a judging survival skill to tune out distractions, drama at any show. Not speaking Hebrew can have it’s…Continue
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 9:15am
"Mr Smith, I think for the sake of your daughter's well-being, you should invest in a horse..."
Reading an article about the effects smartphones and social media have on us, I‘d say the science is confirming that uneasiness many of us have our ever-present screens. "There's compelling evidence that the devices we've placed in young peoples' hands are having a profound effect on their lives - and making them seriously unhappy." (Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?" Dr Jean Twenge. The Atlantic.)
Study after study finds that the more time and teens spend looking at screens the more likely they are to report symptoms of depression and anxiety. Teens who spend the most time in off-screen activities, especially with friends (the real, face-to face kind), report…Continue
Posted on September 28, 2017 at 5:32pm
Had a little chuckle in the produce section yesterday J
Hmmm…the process of choosing just the right melon includes the 3 things I consider in choosing just the right solution to offer a horse and rider!
LOOK- We scan the melons comparing one to another - any flaws? I scan horse and rider-looking for resistance, tension, conflicting aids
LISTEN I'm not sure what tapping the Melon is supposed to do but I do it anyway!
I've learned to listen to my riders more than I did as a younger coach. Does the point of the exercise make sense to you?? Describe what you're feeling-any frustration? Physical limitations or even pain? What are your long term and immediate goals?
FEEL- I feel the weight of the…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2017 at 8:14pm