When you saw the word “connection,” did you think about just the bit and the rider’s hands? Connection is all that and much more. In this article I am going to describe what connection is, how to get it, how not to get it, and how to know when you have it. In dressage terminology, … Continue reading Pati Pierucci on Connection
Bits of Wisdom from Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos
Before becoming a high performance coach, Ernst Hoyos rode and trained Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School for 29 years. At the demonstration, Lisa and Ernst explained that they trained their competition horses using the exact same classical system he had learned at SRS. American Lisa Wilcox had gained fame in Germany as the show … Continue reading Bits of Wisdom from Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos
Charlotte Dujardin at the Swedish Young Horse Championships 2017
I should have known something was up, when the long line at the Cappuccino cart suddenly evaporated, and I was finally able to order myself a hot Italian cocoa plus an expresso for my friend. My astute friend* was already on the exhibitors’ deck located about ten feet from the letter C. She … Continue reading Charlotte Dujardin at the Swedish Young Horse Championships 2017
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