Shoulder-In, The Beginning of Your Dressage Journey

By flyingchanges / October 16, 2020
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More Insight into This Classical Suppling Straightening and Overall Throughness Exercise  Shoulder-in is the beginning of your advanced development work that influences all upper-level movements. Shoulder-in preceded by shoulder-fore and…

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Linda Wagner’s Wild Horse Mountain Farm

By flyingchanges / September 25, 2020
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Where People and Horses Connect Linda Wagner’s love for horses started before she was born. “It began in the womb,” she laughs. “My dad painted a picture of a palomino…

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Improving Your Horse’s Technique

By flyingchanges / September 16, 2020
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In this excerpt from Stride Control by Jen Marsden Hamilton, Jen describes some key factors to improve your horse’s shape over the jumps. Once the horse can jump individual jumps,…

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The Power of Poles

By flyingchanges / August 5, 2020
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Improve your dressage and your jumping with athleticism and coordination developed over poles.  The world-famous Cadre Noir of Saumur, France, always has jumps and poles in the dressage training area. When…

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Oregon’s World Champion Clydesdales

By flyingchanges / July 8, 2020
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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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Partnership vs. DICTATORSHIP

By flyingchanges / February 5, 2013
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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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