I use training cycles to make my daily rides more efficient and productive. The same techniques work when I view my week month and year in a similar way. In this episode, I’ll explain the benefits of training cycles…and the importance of a rest cycle or less intense phase in the cycles. Full Transcript Links…

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<iframe style=”border: none” src=”//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/16852493/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/87d1ce/” height=”90″ width=”100%” scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe> In this podcast, I’m going to discuss a tough subject, older horses, and the decision to euthanize. This decision is often made in emergency situations or when the quality of life is an issue. In my case, I can also see an impending…

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SCROLL DOWN TO SEE VIDEOS AND TEST PDF’S The results are in…and both of my horses are now Western Dressage World Champions! “I Can Can I” won her Level 4, Test 3 class (thats Willow, the little dun) “Ravenclaw” won TWO classes and was Reserve Champion in another! (bay mare aka Gabby) I’m so glad…

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In eight days, I will find out the results of Presto’s first horse show…not that I’m counting:) ⏰This extra time, this unusual gap between ‘show’ and ‘results’ has been an interesting experience. Generally, the results are known quickly. Moments, minutes, maybe an hour later. Many a rider has held their breath…waiting to hear how they…

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How many things can a horse excel at? In this episode, I discuss riding horses in different disciplines. I talk specifically about which classes I believe overlap well as well as the order that I introduce them to my horses.   My horse Popcorn did these things, in this order: Trail, Reining, Pony Horse, Ranch,…

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🐴When I look back over two decades of training horses, there are patterns I can see. One of the patterns I see is riding time vs training time. While they are closely related, for me there is a difference.   🌻❄️I live in an area with four seasons. I have an indoor arena that helps…

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