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Why Consistency Sucks

Why Consistency Sucks

In 1999 a pair of Harvard scientists, Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris, performed an experiment where volunteers were asked to watch a video...
Science Doesn't Lie (Infographic)

Science Doesn't Lie (Infographic)

 
The Importance Of Praise

The Importance Of Praise

I read this great story the other day about a teacher. The teacher wrote 20 sums on the board in front of a classroom full of teenagers. One of th...
The Dressage Lesson - A Poem

The Dressage Lesson - A Poem

Contact, oh contact, what does it mean? Trying to figure this out makes me want to scream Too light, too soft, too hard, too strong My instruc...
Signs You're A Canadian Dressage Rider, Eh

Signs You're A Canadian Dressage Rider, Eh

1) You've bent a hoof pick trying to pry snowballs out of your horses feet. Which leads to... 2) You have a crowbar and/or a hammer in your tie s...
Real Men Don't Ride Dressage

Real Men Don't Ride Dressage

I was reading an interesting article in Psychology Today (http://bit.ly/1JiBMZG) that discussed the differences between a woman's and a man's bra...
An Exclusive Guide To Showing (When You're Scared Sh*tless)

An Exclusive Guide To Showing (When You're Scared Sh*tless)

I was hanging out in the Solo Swag Wagon this weekend at a small local dressage show when a lady and her coach passed by. The coach was trying to ...
The Rough Truth - Sitting The Trot

The Rough Truth - Sitting The Trot

Sheer panic sets in at the sound of these words. "Ok everyone, its time to drop your stirrups!" Heart rates quicken, inner thighs quiver and the ...
20 Things Dressage Riders Never Say

20 Things Dressage Riders Never Say

I wish my seat wasn't this good. These breeches make me look skinny. I wish my boobs were bigger. I'm so excited to show my young 3-year old at...
You Don't Know Sh*t About Dressage

You Don't Know Sh*t About Dressage

Ok, you probably know a lot about dressage. But listen. A friend of mine posted an article this morning about how in the good ol' days of classica...
Dressage Is Hard...and why it'll never be easy

Dressage Is Hard...and why it'll never be easy

Dressage is tricky business. They say it takes two lifetimes for a rider to learn how to ride. It's not only tricky for us riders but it also take...
How To Make A Sales Video (That Doesn't Suck)

How To Make A Sales Video (That Doesn't Suck)

We've all be there. Perusing YouTube late at night checking out sales videos of dressage horses for our friends or clients. Shaky pictures, 9 min...