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The “ALL STARS FINALIST’S” parody music video.The “Blue Chip All Stars” get together to film a parody music video at Talland School of Equitation for a bit of fun while their TV series is being shown on H&C TV. This is not an advert for any associated business or association, it is just a bit of fun from a great bunch of people who shared the same experiences. Hope you enjoy 🙂
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Oh and you cannot forget Kelly is also a very successful parody artist who is the genius and talent behind the horse flavored Adele Video.
Add some fun and variety to your training program.
Luis Ortega Swimming with Horses
Luis Ortega specializes his activities to educate difficult horses, using swimming in the open sea to win the confidence and the respect of the horse. Currently he breeds sport-horses, using water technique to train high level horses.
“Just for you Robin Kelly! These Icelandic ponies are everywhere and so sweet! They have some crazy manes on them and are beautiful!”
This is one my favorite people out traveling in the world and I asked her for an Icelandic Selfie and she outdid herself. I count at least 10 Icelandics behind her!!!!! ALY you ROCK!
Charlotte sure is a good sport the pony is bucking the adults are cracking up and she never gets mad just gets back on.
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Purpose of the Leg Yield
- To teach your horse to respond to the lateral aids.
- Develops the ability to move forward and sideways at the same time
- To straighten your horses spine
- To supple the horse
- To assist with initial straightening for other more advanced movements
The Leg Yield with a Half Circle. You can try this exercise at the walk, and trot. I recommend starting at the walk so you can learn the exercise and teach it to your horse.
To begin get your horse stepping out and in front of your leg. What this means is that he is traveling forward and a nice even pace not slowing down or speeding up. And that you are not nagging him along with your leg. If he won’t go forward willingly make a correction let him move forward then wait. If he tries to slow down again ask with a soft aid to send him forward and if that does not motivate him repeat the stronger aid until you get the response you want which is a nice forward horse that listens to soft aids and does not need to be nagged to keep moving forward.
As you approach the corner start your first Leg Yield come across the short side of the arena, half halt before the turn, then ride forward into the Leg Yield. The Leg Yield is a movement where you ask your horse to move forward and sideways at the same time.
Using your inside aids (in this example we are assuming you are tracking to the left and your left hand is on the outside of the arena). Use your outside rein or left hand by gently applying pressure on the rein looking for flexion in the neck. (Only enough bend to see his inside eyelashes) Then use your inside rein or right hand to control the degree of flexion and the speed of your horses pace.
To keep your horse forward and straight you apply your outside (left) at the girth encouraging your horse away from the rail by applying pressure and to help support the slight bend in your horses entire body. Use your inside (right) leg to send your horse forward and to control his hind end.
Look where you are going.
Start with a short line to X and look for a few steps when you are successful reward your horse by sending him forward into a circle or straight ahead. Try the exercise in both directions. As you progress you can make your leg yield longer across the arena looking for more lateral steps each time. But always remember to to walk forward if you get stuck.
Ride smart and quit before you get to tired and things get sloppy. You want to end on a go note and only attempt what you can actually get done. Remember you can ride again tomorrow.
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Riding a Circle vs the Corner in the Dressage Arena
With an understanding of the spatial relationship of a circle in a dressage arena let's look at some tools to help horse's and rider's riding through the corner. Use cones to create a path and define the difference between a corner and a circle. On the ground start in the corner and measure 9 feet from the wall where the corners meet. Place a cone at your feet. Do this for each corner and in the center of the arena using an imaginary line from B to E. Once mounted you begin this exercise on the path between the arena wall and the cone, this is your corner. The path inside the cones is your 20 meter circle. Start this exercise at the walk keeping your training pyramid in mind. Look for a rhythmically relaxed walk and follow the path of the corners then at A or C move off the track and try the circle. While working the circle set a goal to keep your horse the same all the way, around the circle. This means the same pace and the same bend. On a circle, you maintain the same bend all the way around to achieve a round circle. Always take the time to teach yourself and your horse the exercise at the walk before trying the trot or canter. Once you have achieved this goal reward and take note of your horses physical and mental state before starting a new challenge. If your horse is fatigued mentally or physically call it a good day! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text animation_loading="no" animation_loading_effects="fade_in"] Queen Isabell reigns supreme in Dressage Grand Prix By Louise Parkes [caption id="attachment_10623" align="alignleft" width="400"] Isabell WERTH (GER) rides WEIHEGOLD OLD[/caption] She’s 47 and formidable, an exquisite horsewoman and a long-time legend as the most medalled athlete in her sport. Despite a few glitches in her performance with the fabulous mare Weihegold today, Germany’s Isabell Werth won the opening Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Omaha, Nebraska by a comfortable 2.5 mark margin when scoring 82.300.. “I’m completely happy, but I’ll have to calm my horse down before Saturday because she got so excited in the prizegiving!” Werth includes five Olympic and three World team golds amongst the massive medal haul she has accumulated during her amazing career. She also has two FEI World Cup™ titles under her belt, the first collected 25 years ago in Gothenburg (SWE) and the next in Las Vegas (USA) in 2007, and she’s hungry for a third. But it isn’t going to be a walk-in-the-park because the home side’s Laura Graves (29) was breathing right down her neck today when posting the runner-up score of 79.800 with Verdades, and is bidding to become only the third American ever to take this prestigious title. [caption id="attachment_10622" align="alignright" width="400"] Laura GRAVES (USA) rides VERDADES[/caption] “I think anything is possible!” Graves replied confidently when asked if she thought she could beat Werth in Saturday’s medal-deciding Freestyle to Music competition, and she has to be taken seriously after finishing fourth at the Rio Olympics with this horse who was so difficult as a youngster that she almost gave up on him. Britain’s Carl Hester (49) finished third with Nip Tuck and will be another strong challenger on Saturday when just 14 of today’s 16 starters will line out. New Zealand’s Wendi Williamson and Dejavu MH were elminated when blood was found in the horse’s mouth post competition and Hanna Karasiova (BLR) and Arlekino failed to make the 60% cut-off mark. Result:
- Weihegold (Isabell Werth) GER, 82.300
- Verdades (Laura Graves) USA, 79.800
- Nip Tuck (Carl Hester) GBR, 76.671
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How do you want your beer delivered? Beer, Horses…… Its Friday! Every year in June happens in the small town of Brück (Germany, Brandenburg) a festival for friends of coaches pulled by heavy horses. This meeting of coach drivers is initiated by the brothers Haselof. In the year 2008 there was a parade of beer wagons from many German breweries. The event is named “Titanen der Rennbahn”