Episode 133: Collection: Western vs Dressage

How is collection the same…or different between the western world of reining vs dressage? How does relaxation fit in? What changes with the head low? What happens with the horse behind vertical? How does a horses build and the movement being ridden influence these things? In this podcast I answer these questions and discuss what…

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Episode 132: When would I start introducing collection to my horse?

“My horse has good basics. We can walk, trot and canter. The groundwork is good…what next? When would I start introducing collection?” This is a discussion of collection including: what is collection? Is collection different in the western world vs dressage? I discuss the building blocks of collection such as shoulder control, transitions, moving hips…

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Episode 130: The discomfort of learning new things

“How can I build my horses confidence, help her learn to respect me as her leader…without her being afraid.” A discussion about fear, discomfort, comfort zones, creating maturity in horses, confusion, clarity, energy…and choice. Links mentioned in podcast: Stacy’s Video Diary: Jac https://youtu.be/hYKM0IsHvp8 Podcast Episode 23: Your Horse Has Questions

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Episode 128: Dressage vs Reining: Lessons I have Learned

“What have you learned by studying Classical Dressage? What things changed? Will you continue to ride Dressage?” I answer these questions and discuss the similarities and differences, precision, speed, accuracy, transitions, self carriage and more. Some of these things I discovered myself…others my horses reported to me. The short answer is yes, I’ll be doing…

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