In order for your lateral work such as shoulder-in, haunches-in, and half passes to be effective as collecting exercises, your horse must BEND.
Think of the following equation. Bend+Sideways=Engagement. (Engagement means the bending of joints. As your horse bends his hind legs, his croup lowers, and his forehand goes up--kinda like a seesaw or an airplane taking off.)…
THE 2009 LUSITANO COLLECTION GALLOPS INTO FLORIDA THIS WINTER
MIAMI, (September 11, 2008) – During the weekend of February 19-20, 2009, members of the equestrian community and South Florida social scene will gather at the 111-acre Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, for the second annual Lusitano Collection Auction. The prestigious event will indulge guests with lavish cocktails and a gala dinner, courtesy of The Lusitano Collection. A portion of the…
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October 23, 2008
US Olympic dressage stalwart Rober Dover says he is retiring from riding and teaching, and from the running of Romance Farm in Florida. He will dedicate his time to writing and working for the non-profit organisations the Equestrian Aid Foundation and Well Wish International. The five-time Olympian is to be inducted into the US Dressage Federation's Hall of Fame in December.
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Mark Rashid helps people communicate with their horse. Here are some great ideas that he shared with PBS.
What’s your philosophy?
Basically, I try to help folks get along better with their horses by finding some common ground so they can accomplish what they want to accomplish. I have two main messages — Don’t fight; and be clear. If you can do those two things, it opens the door for pretty much everything else.
The vast majority of horse…
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There's not enough room in that saddle for you & your temper.
Your anger makes it harder for your horse to please you, & blinds you to the lesson s/he is offering.
Listen to your horse.
If you're not getting the answer you think you want, try listening for the answer the horse is giving you.
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I have a two year-old AQH filly named Ms. Stormy Dry Doc. I brought her hom in May of 2008. She was not halter broke when I got her, therefore we had a long way to go. I didn't think I would ever get any where with her, because for the first week she wouldn't even eat, much less let me catch her. Finally, I changed her feed to a mix of sweet feed mixed with my usualy pelletized performance horse feed. She liked that matter, I'm guessing because of the molasses. Gradually she began to let me…Continue
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Scorpio - October 23- November 21
Happy Birthday! A wonderful year is in store for you. The training that you are putting into your horse now, will come out in the years to come. Be grateful that your horse understands you, training to blend your work and the need to push yourself to the next level means that…