Category Archives: dressage

2018 Goals

I’ve found that it helps me stay focused if I write my goals down. The last two years have not gone according to plan, but I’m going to try again this year. Advertisements

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Cavaletti and Pole Exercises

Winter is here. The extended forecast is very cold and miserable. Looks like I’ll be stuck in the arena for a while. It’s not such a bad thing. It is so very good for the horses to return to the dressage work that gets neglected during good weather. I may not be able to get …

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Dressage for Endurance Riders (aka winter motivation)

I started the day feeling pretty blah and ho-hum about the weather…  This is the first day this fall (winter now?) that I would normally go trail ride, but have decided not to because it is too damn cold.  My horses are in light-work-only mode right now, and I just can’t bear to trail ride …

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Spring Haircut Time

Since Squidy announced that spring is coming, and the extended forecast looks warm for the most part, I figured it was time for my annual horse hair cut.  This year Squidy is the lucky lady.

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LINK:  Suspensory Ligament Injury Prevention, The Easy Way

I recently came across this blog, A Horse For Elinor.  The title of this post caught my eye, and the concept really makes sense to me.  I know a couple readers here are rehabbing suspensories on their horses as well, and let me tell you, if you’re not, you’ll want to keep it that way!  It …

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