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Paving the Path

I’m feeling like a very lucky girl today. Fern, my new project horse, is really starting to show some consistent progress. Fern is a six year old Connemara Thoroughbred cross whose owner is letting me ride and train her here at Lisa’s place so I can gain some experience with green horses and not just the schoolmasters. 432 more words

Make them earn their Check...

Reading the responses and postings from adult amateur riders compels me to address a common misunderstanding between instructor and instructee.  In a fellow blogger’s comment section I referenced the different psyches involved with teaching teenagers and teaching adults.  307 more words

Dressage

tangodressage reblogged this on Tango Dressage Blog and commented:

Promise this is the last previous dressage blog I will run- please feel free to comment on any of the posts! that's my favorite part- generally the comments are better than my posts!

Can You Count to Ten?

Well, it seems as though I haven’t posted in a decade. Things with life and work (are those things really even separate? Haha) have been extremely crazy and unfortunately writing about my rides got moved to the back burner. 1,106 more words

Problems in walk 2

One of the common mistakes we face in dressage competitions up to the Olympic level are horses with a tendency to amble or amble completely….What is the cause of the ruined walk and where does the evil have it’s roots? 

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Classical Training And Philosophy

Biomechanical effects of heel elevation shoeing on the equine foot

Biomechanical effects of heel elevation shoeing on the equine foot

Heel elevation shoeing aims to relax the deep digital flexor tendon, and thus, to reduce forces on the navicular bone during stance phase (the foot’s ground contact phase) through elevating the heels by varying angles [1][2][3]. 577 more words

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