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This Week in Dressage: Halts Revisited, Working Canter

After last week spent packing a beginner around at pony camp and the training show, it was time to put Thunder back to work. He was so good with his beginner – bombproof really, although he did trot up to … Continue reading

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This Week in Dressage: Walk to Canter

Trot-canter and walk-canter transitions have long been weak points for us. Mostly because I never developed the canter quality early on, and never prepared or rode the transitions in balance and self-carriage right at the start. I learned to see … Continue reading

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Tremendous Photo Dump

So the good news is that we survived the unadulterated chaos that was this week. The better news is, next weekend is dressage with Destiny (walk/trot under his mom), Renè (Prelim under K), Arwie (Elementary 4 and 5) and Thunder … Continue reading

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Greenies!

I’ve been going on about the big horsies quite frequently, so it’s about time we talked about the bunch of babies. There are five not-yet-competing green horses on my list each week. (“Green” is a pretty relative term around here … Continue reading

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Mist on the River

An old farmer around here used to say that once there was mist on the river, the frost would come in seven weeks or less. In seventeen years, he hasn’t been wrong. Sunmer draws to a close, promising the end … Continue reading

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Photo Dump Update

It’s been a long week. But a productive one, with things heading towards normal and settled as new working student L settles admirably into her role and we get used to operations being moved to the dressage. Lady Erin will … Continue reading

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The Horse’s Default

Recently, I’ve started writing monthly reports for my full training clients. Many of them don’t get to see their horses work much, so to keep in touch with their training, they’d text me for updates and I found myself texting … Continue reading

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