The more things change…

Article from HorseMagazine.com , it is a repost from their own article from 1986.  Still just as accurate today as it was then.   Chris Hector takes a lesson with Tina Wommelsdorf We published this story back in 1986, it is a sobering thought that 30 years down the track, the same fundamental problem shows…

3 seconds to get your horse on the bit

This article from Jane Savoie has been really helpful to me (Amira) this week. I hope you enjoy! Practical Horseman Magazine: https://practicalhorsemanmag.com/training/horse-on-bit      

Isabelle vom Neumann-Cosel Dressage Seat Clinic notes

Sue and I (Amira) went to the Isabelle clinic “Improve your dressage seat” last week.   It was mostly a lecture, with a short rider demonstration toward the end.  Here are the things that really spoke to us: On torso position Everyone is crooked to one side, just like horses.  Everyone must go through a process…

Forward? What the heck does that mean?

(Amira again)  Last week, I found myself wondering what the heck Forward is.  Like so many horse concepts, it isn’t simple. The conversation went like this… Is it when the horse goes faster?  Not always Is it going slower, aka “trotting in place”?   Maybe, if the horse isn’t starting to crash. Is it that stage…