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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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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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“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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Four Weeks

Four weeks ago I had a fall. It was not from the back of a horse, as one might expect. No, it was one of those stupid falls, that in hindsight you know could so easily have been avoided (we … Continue reading

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Like sex without foreplay!

I got Roxie out to work her, on one of those evenings when I’d had a very long day at work.  The light was waning, so I was just going to do a ‘down and dirty’ lunge session with her … Continue reading

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Branch Day!

I will be the first to admit that I do not have the ideal situation for my horses.  It is a small property with a rickety old-style perimeter fence.  I have heard from many, online, who say that people like … Continue reading

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