Frank Grelo: Bit by Bit, Lateral Movements In-Hand…

… & Leg Yielding Under Saddle. This DVD features Riding Master Frank Grelo.  I would have provided a link to a website but evidently he doesn’t have one. The long title pretty well sums up the content which is aimed at providing an introductory look...

Horses for Life–Free Issue

Anybody remember the old Dressage & CT magazine?  It’s been defunct for years–a fact that is very unfortunate.  It was a magazine that marched to its own drummer and included articles about such controversial topics as French lightness and how to...

Motivation of Dressage Horses: Richard Hinrichs

I just watched this DVD. I really enjoyed it! I didn’t learn anything earth-shatteringly new because I’m already on the positive-reinforcement-works bandwagon. However, it was a delight and inspiration to see and hear of someone who trains horses to an...

Does your horse have the right to say No?

Much of my appreciation for classical dressage training comes from my lessons with Karl Mikolka. One of the (many) things I remember him saying (probably while my horse was having a fit) was, “the horse is allowed to say NO!” I’m not saying that fits...

If I Knew What I Wanted

Those who have hung around me for some time will know that I’m very fond of saying, “If the horse knew what I wanted and believed he was able to do it, he’d BE doing it.”   I used to say “…and was able to do it…” but...

Transformations

A few weeks ago I wrote about a mare I’ve been working with. I’d only had a handful of sessions with her at that time. We’ve since had a few more sessions together. Each time the mare has improved dramatically. I just love seeing these kinds of...