By Patty Wilber
It might be apparent from the blogs that I kind of like horse training and horses. Each horse is different and despite the fact that I have started a good number of colts (100? 150? I have not kept track) I like that it is not uncommon that I say to myself, “Well, I haven’t seen THAT before!” So much to learn! So little time!
I also have really enjoyed having my own trainer/coach so that I can continue to get new ideas and techniques, because part of the fun for me is finding which keys to use to unlock the potential of each horse, as best I can. I find getting in-person coaching with a particular horse under me really helpful and more fun than videos or reading.
BUT, right now, the cow guy I am working with is in Clovis (200 miles away) and so I can only go once a month at best, and thus I have “resorted” to books and video. On dressage. Not even western dressage. Gasp.
But, why dressage you may ask?
1.Two of my friends have horses that have been diagnosed with mild cases of kissing spine. One found an article about exercises that can help alleviate the problem and those exercises are dressage based.