Author Archives: liascott

A Day With Christoph Ackermann

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program … I promised that my next post would be more information on sculpting the equine body, but I confess that time has not been in abundance this week, so that is still in draft.  … Continue reading

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Sculpting the Equine Body, Pt 1

One of the aspects of classically based Dressage training is the way in which it changes the horse’s physique.  It is true that any equine activity that involves a level of conditioning will tone muscles, and should make the horse … Continue reading

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Fly Mask Fashion

I have a creative little herd.  They like to rearrange and reconstruct things just for fun.  Often that includes the ‘clothing’ they wear.  This tendency is not limited to just one – no, it has become a trend within the … Continue reading

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Coffee, Confidence Builder

In riding, as in life, we require confidence in order to succeed.  Most of us have encountered those horses that have helped us in that journey.  Perhaps it was the horse who knew his job so well that you could … Continue reading

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There Are ‘Those’ Days

“Good luck with keeping the place up and finding any time to do anything with your horses!”  Those were the parting words of the previous tenant of the first little barn that we rented.  We’d been boarding our horses at … Continue reading

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To be a teacher

From a young age, I was fascinated by why some teachers were easy to learn from, while others made things seem even more confusing.  I was particularly fascinated with riding instructors, and exactly why I preferred some to others.  I … Continue reading

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“Then comes a revelation …”

“Then comes a revelation, finally feeling that a horse behaves gymnastically correctly, and the new convert displays a fervor the likeness of which has not been known since the conversion of Paul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus.” Charles … Continue reading

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