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Just Keep Swimming

“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming,” I found myself repeating over and over during my lesson last Monday. Why, you ask, was I busy singing a Finding Nemo tune in the middle of my lesson? 584 more words

Float On

I couldn’t resist the Modest Mouse song reference in the title of this post. Oddly, the song was playing on my Pandora in the background as I was typing and it was much too appropriate for today’s topic :) 512 more words

It's the little things that matter

The summer is soon changing to autumn and I am aware that it has been another long absense in my writing. The family is now one person larger and our daughter Sigrid has already been introduced into the horse world. 451 more words

Classical Horsemanship

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


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