Wednesday, 30 January 2019

January Resources

Emile Faurie - How to get a horse in front of the leg. "Being in front of the leg should be a state of mind for the horse" Beautiful horse, and such a kind rider/trainer. There are a whole series of short "NAF 5 * Tips From a 5* Rider" videos on YouTube featuring Emile. Topics range from using counter canter for straightness, to perfecting a square halt. I'm going to be coming back to these again and again, I think!

-San Diego CDS Dressage Symposium. Multiple videos are available, showing various tests with the judge's feedback.

Yoga For Equestrians  A half hour video, and you know I love horses, and yoga :)

Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic. Lots of good clinic footage here, so much inspiration, and so many excellent tips. Sidenote: RD might be the most positive coach I've ever seen. I feel like a couple of the horses or riders weren't that into it and he simply doubled his enthusiasm. Love it :)

- Are We Training Our Horses More Than Necessary? Hmm...maybe my weird barn schedule isn't an issue at all.

- If you are a member of HCBC (our provincial organization) there are a ton of free equine related courses here. Learn about everything from equine nutrition to pasture management!

- If you're wanting to take a 'real' college course there are a ton of horse centric short courses and 12 week online courses available through the University of Guelph featuring everything from Equine Journalism to Equine Business Finances. I've had the nutrition course they offer on my wish list forever!

-Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Continues through the end of March, Lots of video recaps available on the site, and live streaming every Friday night.

- Desert Flight. Watch on the USEF Network. A documentary that describes itself as 'a love letter to show jumping'. I didn't totally love it, but the filming and scenery was gorgeous and I'd still recommend it for horsey movie night!

-Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival. I enjoy checking in on this one because I've ridden with a few of the people and it seems like it's the same size/general talent level as some of the Vancouver area shows we were attending....in other words there are some excellent horses and riders that are super inspiring and there are some even more (to me) inspiring adult ammies out there on good horses working hard and doing it for fun. They live stream with commentary on their facebook page

As always, I've been reading a ton too (that ferry commute isn't getting shorter!) but I've got nothing worth recommending this month.

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  1. i've got the robert dover series bookmarked to watch, just haven't gotten to it quite yet. i need to tho, austen said there's a horse in one of the sessions that seems similar to charlie haha. thanks for sharing all these links!

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    1. There's a nice cross section of horses and riders this year - lots of them were working on things I can identify with!

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  2. Awesome! Thank you for creating this handy list :)

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  3. Love these! I keep meaning to go back and watch the Robert Dover series but can never seem to find the time!

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    1. I was watching it an hour at a time, still not quite finished!

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    1. I seem to spend a lot of spare time learning all things horses, seems a waste not to share all the fun things I find :)

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  5. I'm sad the west coast festival isn't in san diego this year :(

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    1. Me too. I actually had bookmarked vacation days before they announced the change, thinking it would be a great time to visit the area! I know nothing, but in general it looks like it was better attended and the facility nicer in San Diego too.

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  6. Thank you for this great list - I love Emile Faurie too, although he makes things sound so simple, and then I go and try and do it...

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    1. He's such a beautiful rider - so inspiring. I hear you though, the stuff he likely finds simple/easy is not so much for me and my mare.

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  7. I love this monthly series so much.

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    1. It's kind of an eye opener putting it together - I spend a lot more time reading and watching videos in the evenings than I thought I did!

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  8. I've been watching the Adequan dressage series a bit - very enlightening to watch!

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    1. I love the commentary, and the fact that they're great pairs but not everything is perfect all the time...seems a lot more like our regional shows (and with a few of the same horses and riders, so it's fun to cheer them on!)

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