Tag Archives: Classical Dressage

Eye of the Beholder

A Facebook friend recently posed the question as to why so many people enjoy watching today’s competition, and don’t see the ugliness and the damage done by the training methods being used.  Why do they not seek the beauty that … Continue reading

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Principle above technique

If there is one thing that can stir horse people up, it’s a discussion on technique.  I don’t care what discipline you are in, as soon as you start to discuss technique or method, opinions are strong, and dismissals frequent.  … Continue reading

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The divergent paths of art and sport

I write often about the parallels I see between art and classical Dressage.  It was a sensibility that began to take root while I was studying art, but was truly entrenched during my years of training Dani.  As we grew … Continue reading

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The horse becomes the artist

The goal is to elevate the horse to a level of strength and elegance it would never reach on its own, improving Nature to the point of “Art”. Charles de Kunffy

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A moment in time

Today’s post is by a guest author – Rhonda Scott, my mother.  Enjoy. There has been a lot of chatter recently, throughout social media, regarding what is or isn’t Classical Dressage.  All of the shouting brought back a single memory … Continue reading

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“Striving for total harmony …”

I’m laying on my back fighting a cold.  This is to be the weekend of a conference at my old trainer’s place, and I only hope that I am well enough to make the three hour drive tomorrow.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Seunig on walk

I’m still making my way through Waldemar Seunig’s Horsemanship.  I’ve been reading a lot of the old masters over the last couple of years, and I have to admit that Seunig is a bit of a slog compared to most.  … Continue reading

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