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longtime teacher,rider and trainer of showjumpers
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5 dogs 2 cats

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Thinking Like A Rider

Growing up on Long Island in the 1960s was a lucky break for an aspiring horseman.  The quality of competition, even at the lowest levels, was keen with local riders vying for National honors every year.  With the level of competition so high, the riding instruction had to reflect that quality.  While there were many good people to learn from, and I took advantage of many of those opportunities, one teacher will always stand out.  He was Captain Vladimir Littauer.  Captain Littauer was…


Posted on May 1, 2011 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Mares: The Fairer Sex?

It is well known that a prejudice exists in the showjumping world against mares and it is not without some cause. Mares can be harder to ride, more highly strung and sensitive, and much more likely to accept suggestions rather than demands from a rider. While it is true that mares do not suit all riders, and few beginners, riders aiming at higher levels should not overlook them. That renowned sensitivity for which mares are famous can be channeled into carefulness with…


Posted on April 28, 2011 at 10:33am — 4 Comments

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At 11:21am on April 28, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…

Welcome Chris, I love your blog post on mares.

I am currently riding two mares, and I find that I have to be so much more sensitive with them.

You are going to be an asset to our community.

At 9:45pm on April 27, 2011, Ashley said…
Welcome to Barnmice, Chris! :)

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