The Importance Of Praise

The Importance Of Praise

Sue Palmer
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 Importance Of Praise

The Importance Of Praise

Sue Palmer
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

Stephen Forbes
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...
Real Men Don't Ride Dressage

Real Men Don't Ride Dressage

Stephen Forbes
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)

Stephen Forbes
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

Stephen Forbes
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

Stephen Forbes
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

Stephen Forbes
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

Stephen Forbes
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)

Stephen Forbes
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...
Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!

Stephen Forbes
Had a super morning taking photos of one of our babies who turned 3 weeks old today! They always say the best time to look at babies is when they ...
Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching Piaffe But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching Piaffe But Were Afraid To Ask

Stephen Forbes
One of the things I am most grateful for is that in all my travels I have met some pretty amazing horse people. One of the most fascinating is my ...
How I Screwed Up My Dressage Horse

How I Screwed Up My Dressage Horse

Stephen Forbes
As dressage riders, I think it's easy to get into the mindset where everything we do with our horses has to be perfect all the time. After all, wh...
The 2 Rider Types Who Ride Dressage

The 2 Rider Types Who Ride Dressage

Stephen Forbes
I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to ride under the tutelage of some pretty amazing riders, ranging from Steffen Peters to Ulf Molle...