Category Archives: Riding

Minis and Carts and Paso Finos, Oh My!

Today, I took Neuf down to the Virginia Horse Festival.  We were to be a demo rider for Sonya Crampton, who has North Slope Stables in Bluemont, VA.  I have ridden with Sonya before and saw she had an opening for demo … Continue reading

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Three Days…Four jumping lessons

Last week had a few LONG days at work, so that meant I could leave a bit early on Friday, to get a lesson on Neuf, in the uncharacteristically spring-like weather. Friday’s lesson consisted of working on me being able … Continue reading

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If this is dressage-I’m out

So many options for a title. “It is always the rider”, “Well that sucked”, “Lisa Wilcox Clinic – redux”, “What a disaster”, “Sometimes you learn what not to do”… I was really looking forward to the clinic, 3 days of … Continue reading

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Dressage clinic with Lisa Wilcox-Day 1, part 2

Day 1 part 1 Since I had gotten to watch almost 2 rides before mine, I had mentally prepared myself for the likely expectations. As with many clinicians, the first day is spent on basics, usually with the clinician’s methods … Continue reading

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Facing the Fear Factor: Developing positive memories

I have not been following the book’s protocol completely, even though it says that is the way to the best results, largely because while I’m afraid in a few situations, I’m not a fearful rider about almost everything. But I’m … Continue reading

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Facing the Fear Factor

I’m still struggling with confidence on Neuf. I’m going to be more strategic in my dealing with my emotions, fears, anxieties and successes and I’m starting with some books. I’ve purchased a book Riding Fear Free and it is interactive, … Continue reading

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Ruts can develop FAST!

If you’ve ever been stuck in the mud, you know that the ruts that start when the tires no longer have forward traction can get deep, and astoundingly fast. Sunday, on Neuf, he was pretty forward, but also starting to … Continue reading

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