riding, dressage, team, sea, star, equestrian, ceelia, conway

10,000 Hours of Riding

I had a mind bubble burst last week while enmeshed in a fit of frustration. I was failing spectacularly at leg yielding consistently because I couldn’t coordinate my aides. Plus, Bubba and I had just finished being spectacularly picked apart at our last show and I was being less than…

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George Williams Clinic Recap

On March 12-13th USDF President and former rider at Tempel Lipizzans, George Williams, returned to the home of one of the largest herds of the endangered Lipizzan breed in the US to present a two-day clinic for local riders and auditors.   Mr Williams brought his knowledge from international competition and training…

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Riding Into a Rut: 5 Tips To Avoid Frustration

The danger of frustration in riding is most easily seen in riders, but what about our horses.  I know when I feel like I’m riding into a rut and I can take steps to get myself out of it. Recognizing the same feelings in our partners is a little trickier.…

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Building Trust (In Myself)

  I haul (2 minutes, really long drive) to a thoroughbred stable to use their indoor arena all winter. Last week the owner approached my coach about working with his youngest retiree, a coming 8 year old gelding named Prairie, who he may have found a new home for. One of the…

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