I just got back from the WEG in Kentucky and must say that on the whole it was quite amazing to see so many riders, so many disciplines, so many visitors all in one area! In general it was quite a different atmosphere than the WEG in Aachen I have experienced – not better, not worse, just different – but the venue was SO huge that the whole…Continue
Added by Amanda Hoss on October 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments
Suddenly you horse is feeling a little off. What now?
He is just not quite kicking up his heels like he used to?
So, what do we do? Perhaps change his feed.
I know you. I bet you have already started asking all the our horsie friends what to do. You would certainly ask the farrier. Your trainer perhaps? The feed store lady?
Have you decided yet to add a supplement to his feed. Which one? Did that help?
Still not acting up to his highest potential? Are you…Continue
Added by Roberta Edstrom on October 7, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments
We had a clinic this past weekend with a very good clinician we've ridden with before. This week hasn't been all that great, Maggie dumping my trainer and all that, but, I expected a good ride. Now, we've been working on the trot with the girl, less on the canter. But, we were doing great, walk (quit moving so much), trot (softer and wait in the transition), and then the left lead canter, quite nice, developmental, but nice. Unfortunately, the right lead canter is not so good, so more right…Continue
Added by Amanda Hoss on October 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Added by Carolyn Resnick on October 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Well, two weeks ago I got to have a lesson at the present incarnation of my old horsie alma-mater, North Fork School of Equitation up in Jefferson, MD. I got there early, and got to see Karen Fenwick, who runs the school, give a group lesson. This was interesting, it was a pretty big lesson, 12 people, from college age kids to a lady who looked like she was in her sixties, with physical shapes running from thin and sleek to quite plump. There was even a MALE…
Added by Jackie Cochran on October 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Riding with soft hands is an awesome goal, and your horse will thank you for it. In this training tip, I'm going to give you both some simple physical exercises and also some fun mental exercises to help you achieve this goal.
Here are 2 physical exercises.
1. Tie two reins or ropes or even two pieces of baling twine to a sturdy fence. Hold the ropes as if they are reins. Take up a contact of at least 10 pounds in each hand. Then, adjust the weight…
Added by barbara righton on October 1, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments