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The divergent paths of art and sport

I write often about the parallels I see between art and classical Dressage.  It was a sensibility that began to take root while I was studying art, but was truly entrenched during my years of training Dani.  991 more words

Classical Training And Philosophy

Notes and Observations:  Carl Hester at the NEDA Fall Symposium 2017

The northeast dressage community was electrified by the announcement that British dressage superstar Carl Hester would headline the 2017 New England Dressage Association (NEDA) Fall Symposium, held October 14-15, 2017 at the picturesque Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, ME. 2,600 more words

Horsemanship

Book Review: Ridden: Dressage from the Horse’s Point of View

Ridden:  Dressage from the Horse’s Point of View by Ulrike Thiel

c 2013 Trafalgar Square Books: North Pomfret, VT. 225 pages.

ISBN 978-1-57076-558-2

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Horsemanship

The horse becomes the artist

The goal is to elevate the horse to a level of strength and elegance it would never reach on its own, improving Nature to the point of “Art”.

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Classical Training And Philosophy

What is collection?

Last days I have thought a lot about this. Let me tell you a little anecdote that brought me a step closer to understanding collection: 669 more words

Horses

Quick Quiz: Riding Position Puzzle

Can you tell which movement this rider is “riding” from the correct position in the left photo above, and the common mistakes depicted in the middle and on the right? 280 more words

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Quick Quiz: Which Horse Is Bending Correctly?

Look at this image. Can you spot the differences between the horse on the left and the horse on the right?

Which one is a horse that is bending correctly? 323 more words

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