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A friend of mine lent me a copy of Better Than Bombproof: New Ways to Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen and Keep You Safe by Sgt. Rick Pelicano. This is a follow on book to Bombproof Your Horse. I haven't read the first one but I really liked this one. It was a great mix of advice on how to read your horse and work up to things in easy stages - and reminders that "dressage" is just French for training.
Published August 31, 2014
I spent my winter break in Seattle this year - about 1000 miles from my horses. I missed some terrific riding weather but I did get a chance to try something just a bit different. I have been interested in French style dressage for a while and have watched some of Philippe Karl's and Lisa Maxwell's DVDs but I don't know of anyone in the LA area who teaches this style of dressage so I haven't really had a chance to try it myself. So while I was in Seattle, I took at riding lesson with Craig Stevens at The National School of Academic Equitation.
Published January 1, 2014
I just got home from another great Pilates for riding clinic with Kendel Pink and Susie Peacock. This one was out at Susie's place, Eastvale Equestrian Center. (I love going there; everyone is always so welcoming.) We worked through a lot of the same exercises from the previous clinic. But I got so much more out of it the second time around. I didn't have to spend as much time figuring out the "what" of the exercise and so could pay more attention to the details of "how" and "why" we do each of them.
Published July 8, 2011
I had the best lessons this week. I don't think anyone watching them would have thought so. But I learned a lot.
Published June 29, 2011
Oh are my ribs sore! I don't think I have ever done anything that tweaked the muscles that attach to the tips of my ribs before. When I have recovered, I'll have to try to figure out which exercise was responsible. But what's a little pain for so much gain!
Published June 14, 2011
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