Staying Focused On Your Goals Pays Off

By flyingchanges / July 14, 2020

Paula Hagen and her mare Chiraz win a Bronze Medal at the Advanced Driving Championship. Here’s how they did it. When I bred my ridden dressage mare 15 years ago,…

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Crosstrain For a Better Ride

By flyingchanges / July 9, 2020

Athletes know that if they repeat the same exercise every day they may plateau. So by cross training and implementing different exercises into their routine, they challenge their bodies to…

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Oregon’s World Champion Clydesdales

By flyingchanges / July 8, 2020

Tucked away in Cornelius, Oregon, is Warwicke Hill, home to World Champion Clydesdale stallion, Towerview Theo, and World Champion Clydesdale gelding, Oakwood Thistle’s Guinness. Warwicke Hill is owned by Jessica Crannell-Menard, an accomplished horsewoman driven by her…

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Introducing Sport and Performance Psychologist, Darby Bonomi, PhD

By flyingchanges / June 15, 2020

Darby Bonomi, PhD is a Sport and Performance Psychologist based in San Francisco. She works with equestrians in all disciplines, as well as other athletes, to achieve optimal performance in and…

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History of a Horse Show: The Oregon High Desert Classics

By flyingchanges / June 10, 2020

MAY 2020 ISSUE. by Eva Gill Life with horses builds bonds: The connection between human and horse grows through groundwork and time in the saddle. Lessons build more than skills, they nurture trust…

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Shelley Campf from Oz Inc: “I choose optimism.”

By flyingchanges / June 10, 2020

The bulk of our May Issue was to focus on how our equine community has been affected by the pandemic. We asked trainers, veterinarians, equine professionals, riders, and owners to…

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Make Big, HUGE, Awkward Mistakes.

By flyingchanges / June 10, 2020

MAY 2020 ISSUE. Advanced Level Eventer and psychotherapist Andrea Waldo tells us why we need to screw up (a lot!) if we want to be better riders.  Everyone has heard the…

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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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