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Woodbine Dressage Show: Part III

I was bursting with pride after her second test. She kept the gerbils in the same general direction and harmed no one in the process. Sure, she was more giraffe than dressage horse, but this show means we are one step closer to become a real dressage pony. 491 more words


Woodbine Dressage Show: Part II

We last left our heroes in the warm up ring by themselves. Nibbles was very tense and thought going sideways was the answer to leg. Again, Trainer E showed a lot of wisdom and was careful about which fights to pick and which to let go. 596 more words


Woodbine Dressage Show: Part I

Nibbles’ first show is in the books and was a positive experience for all involved – goal accomplished! The weekend wasn’t without its highlights and struggles though so a blog post or two is in order. 729 more words

a symposium review from a two-time participant

Our intention has always been to create a transformative experience for horse and rider during clinics or the Symposium here at Barbier Farm. We are happy to have this proof of what we know happens here…. 218 more words

Classical Dressage

Hocus Pocus: shape-shifting into healthy movement.

This spring I was lucky enough to purchase a horse who I loved many years ago but thought I would never own. Hocus Pocus is a tall, black and white, Saddlebred/Friesian cross who was mine to train from the ages of two to three. 1,307 more words

Horse Clicker Training

Thinking on Balanced Horsemanship and Equine Welfare

by Dr. Mike Guerini, www.dunmovinranch.com

Dr. Mike Guerini is a clinician, author of multiple Horsemanship books, co-inventor of the Equine Hydro-T and specializes in western performance based instruction and you can learn more about Dr. 52 more words

Dr. Mike's Horsemanship

Another Horse Adventure. Off to Marius Schneider!

In a few days I will start another internship, this time at Marius Schneider’s place Gestüt Moorhof in Germany.

It all happened very fast! Last days, I thought a lot about how to continue, how to learn more, how to gain enough knowledge and skills so I can start teaching others. 221 more words