This video shows one of my favorite training exercises. It helps the rider be more accurate with their aids, which in turn allows the horse to see the ‘pattern’ of the aids. When the horse can see the subtle changes in the rider they are more likely to respond willingly. Riding a pattern like this,…

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Check out my ‘equine-cross-fit’ video from 2018 with my running partner, Willow! The weather is cold and snowy here but I’m looking forward to the time when I can exercise out on the trail with her again! The video is a bit jumpy so I added a still photo showing my set up. Basically I…

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    I’m wrapping up this season of the podcast and headed into season 11 which will be answering listener questions. But before I leave this season I wanted to speak about a sometimes dreaded subject: Exercise. Here are four ways exercise can improve your riding. 1-To exercise regularly you’ll need to coach yourself 2-…

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I talk a lot about setting goals.🌼 I’m aware that even using this phrase brings up negative emotion for some people. Sometimes the idea of setting a goal brings up stress because you’ve set one in the past and failed to achieve your desired outcome…and you don’t want to feel that way again. Maybe you…

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Seriously, setting goals works! This trophy just arrived in the mail from the AQHA! In 2019 when I decided to show at the Western Dressage World Show in October…I made that decision and began planning in January. That planning allowed me to see that showing in classical dressage would help my western dressage. That realization…

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