Banish Boring Circles

By flyingchanges / May 1, 2020

APRIL 2020. Books and articles are forever referencing just how mind-numbing “riding in circles” can be—for rider and horse. It would indeed be foolish to counter the idea that endless, pointless figures…

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In It For The Long Haul

By flyingchanges / May 1, 2020

APRIL 2020. The gift was perfect, yet bittersweet: an antique wooden hat and glove box in which to store the ribbons, test sheets, and photos I’d collected with my beloved…

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Letter From The Editor – April, 2020

By flyingchanges / April 3, 2020

Hello, Everyone. So much has changed since the last issue. Our shows, events, and expos have been cancelled, the world is in a bit of a free fall, and we…

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LOCAL TALENT: Kristina Gratton

By flyingchanges / April 3, 2020

Kristina Gratton is the head trainer at Fauntleroy Farm located at Equidae Farm in Snohomish, WA. Kristina is a true local talent having grown up competing in the A and…

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How to Achieve Suppleness in Your Horse

By flyingchanges / April 3, 2020

In our March Issue Janice Hussein examines the basic principals of suppleness as it relates to dressage and asks leading experts in the field for tips on gaining suppleness in…

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The Perfect Half-Halt: What Does It Feel Like?

By flyingchanges / April 3, 2020

Leading expert in movement and riding Eckart Meyners is joined by Hannes Müller and Kerstin Niemann in explaining how half of anything can make the whole difference. It is always a risky…

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Cuteness + Quality Control

By flyingchanges / March 2, 2020

Batman provides The Absolute Horse with some important quality control on our March Issue — out this week!

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Local Talent: Lauren Pleasance, Bend OR

By flyingchanges / February 18, 2020

Lauren Pleasance is a 17 year old Senior at Summit High School.  She’s been riding since the age of five with many years at Some Day Farm with Catherine Cruger…

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INTERVIEW: Christophe Theallet, Coach & Trainer

By flyingchanges / February 3, 2020

With thirty years of experience and success, Christophe Theallet coaches and trains dressage riders and horses to Grand Prix and FEI levels. He graduated from France’s prestigious ENE National Riding…

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Partnership vs. DICTATORSHIP

By flyingchanges / February 5, 2013

It is important to understand the word “partnership” and how it relates to equestrian sport. The dictionary definition of partnership is, “Where two individuals work together for a common cause.” But I like to add in a few words and define it this way: “Where two individuals, each fully understanding their role, work together for a common cause.”

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