All Blog Posts Tagged 'jane' (11)

Team Poulsen exciting news!


I have VERY exciting news for you! I have purchased a farm in

Wellington, Florida to be able to continue to give my clients and

horses the best possible training facility and "home away from home"…

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 23, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Free dressage diagrams to help you memorize you tests... and more.

Hi everyone... a lot of you have been asking me about how i begin to diagram a pattern or how i start to memorize a test.

I start with blank arena diagrams... I find them useful for a number of things. You can download them from my site.

1. Memorizing regulation… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on May 10, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Pearls of information from Adult Dressage Horsemanship Camp Week!

GOOD MORNING I posted this on Dressage Mentor

( this morning , but know some of you guys are not members, and

though you might want to read it! enjoy

I have had coffee and even went shopping for

needed essentials in the house last night. Its the first time since

arriving home that i have had a moment! Having gotten home on Saturday,

then the Everything Equine Event and the directly… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on May 2, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dressage And Music Raises Over A MILLION Dollars! International Team Wins First Place For Breast Cancer.

Over the past 8 weeks, I have been working on the music and choreography for

the International Team to help raise money for COTA (Challenge of the Americas) with the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.…


Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on March 22, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your Seat And Your Saddle

Your Seat And Your Saddle

So many riders find it hard to keep their seat and pelvis in the correct position on their horse. Your own conformation and the conformation of your saddle plays a huge role in allowing your seat to be in the correct position.

Take a look at the conformation of your saddle. Make sure that your saddle allows you to find a neutral pelvic position. Even if your saddle fits your horse, it doesn’t mean it fits you. Just because your… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on March 4, 2010 at 8:00am — 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

Added by Colette Sossaman on December 8, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

What the judges want to "hear" when they listen to your dressage horse's musical freestyle!

When the judges are listening to your music, what are they listening for?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “How do the judges evaluate my music?”

I’m going to go over the guidelines that are given to the judges so you can be on the same page as they are. In last month’s newsletter, I did an audio clip on what the judges are looking for. But so many of you have asked me to put it in print so here it is.

There are four categories that the… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on October 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Does your horse come above the bit when you make a canter transition?

Does your horse come above the bit, toss his head or climb with his head and neck into every canter transition? If your answer is yes, you should ask yourself the following questions.

Picking up the canter on the bit is a big issue for a lot of riders. In this article, I'll give you some questions you should try to answer. You MAY find the ROOT of the problem!

There is a reason that your horse displays this behavior. Don’t look at the symptom. Get to the root of the problem. The… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 31, 2009 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

4 more tips for picking out great music for your horse.

I have been getting so may questions about picking out great riding music, i though i would give you a few more pointers!! For more information, sign up for my free newsletter! Its easy, FREE and private!

1. Choose music that has dynamic changes. Dynamic changes are audible changes within the music (either volume or intensity) where you can make transitions. (for example, the music should FEEL or SOUND like there is a transition to an… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 24, 2009 at 7:07am — No Comments

Ride your HORSE to MUSIC and solve training issues!!

Ride your HORSE to MUSIC and solve training issues! Whether you are riding a dressage musical freestyle, or just riding your horse to music, there are TIPS you should know before you start. Over the years, you have told me that the most important thing to you is that you want the RIGHT MUSIC for your HORSE and you WANT TO HAVE FUN!!

You've also told me that:

You want help recognizing the rhythm of your horse's gaits.

You can't maintain a rhythm.…


Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on August 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Six tips for picking out great music for your horse!

6 tips for picking out great music for your horse

1. Know your horses ideal BPM (beats per minute)

2. The average horse has BPM as follows.

Walk 90-106 BPM

Trot 138-160 BPM

Canter 96-108 BPM

3. Pick music that matches your horses BPM within 4-6 BPM range.

(For example if your horse has a canter of 104 BPM, choose music that is between 100 BPM and 108 BPM)

4. Choose music that has a very clear down beat. (The down beat is the beat that you… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on July 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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