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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Losing Confidence After a Fall: Sport & Performance Psychology With Darby Bonomi

By flyingchanges / August 1, 2020
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Lost Confidence After a Fall? Give Yourself a Leg up on Full Recovery.  Fact: In our career as equestrians, we are going to fall. As one horse show announcer regularly remarks,…

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Trevor Woodward on THROUGHNESS

By flyingchanges / July 28, 2020
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We are so pleased to introduce Trevor Ibborson Woodward. Trevor is a Dressage trainer and rider who has lived his life perfecting and writing about the sport. Here, and in…

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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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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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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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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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