Libations & Sustenance

  Training Journal If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.   Random Images The world is vast & weird.   The planned philosophical discussion & training update was becoming bloated and tiresomely whine-y. New plan. Philosophical discussion, short version. The point of schooling Intro dressage is not to win Intro A , although IContinue reading “Libations & Sustenance”

What Think You? Biomechanics Vs. Feel

Discussions On Riding Theory   Background Statement: Riding is part biomechanics & part reacting to the horse. How much of each depends on your training philosophy. Motion: Of the two, feel is more important. Discuss. My Thoughts Both is best. Beezie Madden, Micheal Matz, and Micheal Jung are examples of exemplary style meeting effective riding.Continue reading “What Think You? Biomechanics Vs. Feel”

Milton’s Holiday Rides

Training Journal If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.     I talked about Rodney last week [Holiday Rides]. What of Milton? He’s been doing great. Groundwork Milton has become quite the long-line star. He’s doing enough work that he’s starting to put on weight somewhere other than his hay belly. There might beContinue reading “Milton’s Holiday Rides”

Rodney’s Holiday Rides

Training Journal If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.     tldr: Going well, Lots of trailering. Lots of walking. Rodney. Is. Exhausting. Because of course he is. Partly due to the enormous expectations I put on him from day one. Will this be the horse who takes me amazing places? Now I add,Continue reading “Rodney’s Holiday Rides”