I think I found the one! – jump coach for Monte, that is

I know that I’ve schlepped my way through the lower levels on Monte, but since Prelim is on our horizon, I also know that I need to step up my technique and stop getting by on a wing, and an albeit well-balanced, prayer.  (I have concluded along with the help of a friend of mine […]

endless circles – figuring out the canter pirouette

My biggest struggle moving up to PSG has been the canter pirouette.  Monte prefers 2’s over 3’s & 4’s, he has pretty trot extensions, CAN do a nice walk pirouette and understands, at least, what I’m asking for when schooling piaffe/passage. The canter pirouettes though, we’ve both had a mental block with.  Maybe my mental […]

committing is not always a harmonious endeavor

Justin came to me to get fixed before he was ever successfully started.  Supposedly, he turned into a bucking, grunting bronco the moment anyone straddled his back.  I took my time with him, leaning on him, laying over him, having my farrier who would be able to keep me safe if Justin tried anything lead […]