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Canada -Europe Junior and Young Riders

Dressage for juniors has a new page!  Read about the Juniors/Young Riders we have profiled as Rider of the Month from different Countries!



A leader is not a leader if there are no willing followers.

I’ve arrived home from two weeks work in Africa where I opened and run an orphanage. While I must travel several times a year for work I arrange to have excellent daily care provided to our horses. 1,206 more words


Horses arrived safe and sound!!!

Ok…now I’m breathing regularly…the horses arrived at Arroyo Del Mar last night safe and sound and happy.  Sounds like the drive south was uneventful (happily) and the overnight stops worked out as anticipated.   184 more words

Pre season training 

So with the competition season looming we were set back this week with work on our indoor school and all the ice! The horses had most of the week off, luckily we have an indoor walker but it doesn’t make up for being able to get them out in the fresh air. 190 more words


Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 Dressage & SJ - Rocking Horse Winter I HT

After working so hard on her dressage on Carpe Diem VII with her trainer and twice with a

Grand Prix Dressage instructor, Tori and her horse looked beautiful while warming up! 988 more words

Musical Riding

I was teaching a lady a few weeks ago and we were continuing her work on transitions within the gaits.

I focused her attention on the consistent rhythm and not rushing into the medium work but rather feel the change in stride length and weight distribution – I.e the hindquarters beginning to take more weight in the collection. 230 more words


Dressage Boot Camp: Lesson #2

Today we had our second lesson of bootcamp month.  It had been ugly, cold and quite snow the day before, and Barbara rode her Tuesday, so I slacked off and didn’t ride Wednesday.  558 more words