Category: “My View from the Manure Pile”

Frame Your Horse

Frame Your Horse The three frames of the Cowboy Dressage gaits are the short frame (collected frame), medium frame (working frame) and long frame (free frame). Notice not only the shortened stride length but also the horse’s head position in each of the frames. With each shortening of the frame from the lengthened frame, the …

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Turn on Haunches Right

Turn on Haunches Right When Biomechanics Stop – Soft Feel Start! Knowing the horse’s foot falls, can help you become a better Rider! Feeling the horse’s foot falls, can help you become a better Horseman!  18 total views

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Food forThought

A little food for thought from our wise old horseman…… Year’s ago the western committee of USEF came to Eitan and asked him when judging a western horse where he thought the head of the horse should be. Of course 8’s answer was not one they anticipated. He told them not to look at the …

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Rein Contact

“Contact is a private conversation between the horse & the rider.” People are always telling others what “contact” they should have with their horse. But the appropriate contact is a conversation that is constantly changing between the rider and the horse. I believe it to be a private matter that only the horse and rider …

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Aids

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Cowboy Dressage Education

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Basic Cowboy Dressage Principles

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My View from the Manure Pile

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