caroliebtcaron:

Found it on facebook

The horse must carry himself. Eventually this horse stepped more under the weight and carried himself in a decent shape with hardly any contact. “Das HInterbein nicht an den Vortritt hindern.” This would Herr Von Neindorff say every lesson again and again. The Hungarian Col. Géza von Hazslinszky/Krull, the last director of the SRS in Budapest and Master Nuno Oliveira from Lisbon told through the ‘Paroles du Maitre’ their pupils this equestrian axiom also. Here a rather good example of ‘self carriage: The German ex cavalry rider Herr Fritz Stecken on the Horse ‘Noble’ (Source: L’ eperon, a French equestrian magazine- library of Saumur-) It is strange, but it is also an undeniable fact that in the cavalry of the whole of Europe the language was different …But the meaning of the words ( semantics) were exactly the same… This was because the teachers of the major European schools were all multi- lingual and read all the same books and the same military equestrian magazines. Furthermore they saw each other performing on the international shows and military trials were the cavalry - and remount inspectors were able to compare their own set of standards with those of other equestrian institutes”

(via heartofhorselords)

fivegaited:

silvernyans:

carryonmywaywardstirrup:

laraalys:

imnotcalmiridean-ottb:

welshponies:

meet my horse, people. isn’t she charming?

SHE RUNNING WITH HER FRONT LEGS WHILE FLYING WITH HER BACK LEGS WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

??????!??!?!?!???1

omg

What

I have never seen anything like this before omg

fivegaited:

silvernyans:

carryonmywaywardstirrup:

laraalys:

imnotcalmiridean-ottb:

welshponies:

meet my horse, people. isn’t she charming?

SHE RUNNING WITH HER FRONT LEGS WHILE FLYING WITH HER BACK LEGS WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE

??????!??!?!?!???1

omg

What

I have never seen anything like this before omg

sandetiger:

Hey, guys, check out the lineart for my visual art project for that dumboids art class I’m staking this semester~

back-to-bays:

People don’t understand that show jumping is basically just basic dressage with jumps…

If your horse is not good on the flat, your horse is not good.

(via classicalequestrian)

Golden pon

Hi bubs Hi bubs

theclickerkid:

Speaking of Clinton Anderson, I was googling and found this nugget of wisdom.

Just so you’re all aware, if your horse is exhibiting signs of hind end engagement (‘raised head’ and ‘bunched muscles’) they are obviously full of themselves, and you need to yank their chin around to your toe to show them who’s boss (which is what he promotes in this article).

Thanks Clint!! Learned something new today.

Lolz thanks clint

transperceneige:

people with a billion photos of them riding :

1. do you have your own personal photographer following you to every lesson ?

2. where do you find one ?

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barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open.  barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open. 

barefootdressage:

This is my ponies’ track system. They like to travel in single file even in the open. 

(via classicalequestrian)

scienceofcatastrophe:

blakealexanderdowning:

An attempt to understand the anatomy of the front leg of hooved animals. There’s going to be more of this (I’ll tag it as ‘anatomy study’ in case anyone doesn’t want to see it). 
A lot of my reference comes from here.

horseshoes are not part of the hoof
they should not be included in anatomy drawings
horse shoes are not part of a horse’s anatomy
HORSE SHOES ARE NOT PART OF A HORSE’S ANATOMY
scienceofcatastrophe:

blakealexanderdowning:

An attempt to understand the anatomy of the front leg of hooved animals. There’s going to be more of this (I’ll tag it as ‘anatomy study’ in case anyone doesn’t want to see it). 
A lot of my reference comes from here.

horseshoes are not part of the hoof
they should not be included in anatomy drawings
horse shoes are not part of a horse’s anatomy
HORSE SHOES ARE NOT PART OF A HORSE’S ANATOMY
scienceofcatastrophe:

blakealexanderdowning:

An attempt to understand the anatomy of the front leg of hooved animals. There’s going to be more of this (I’ll tag it as ‘anatomy study’ in case anyone doesn’t want to see it). 
A lot of my reference comes from here.

horseshoes are not part of the hoof
they should not be included in anatomy drawings
horse shoes are not part of a horse’s anatomy
HORSE SHOES ARE NOT PART OF A HORSE’S ANATOMY

scienceofcatastrophe:

blakealexanderdowning:

An attempt to understand the anatomy of the front leg of hooved animals. There’s going to be more of this (I’ll tag it as ‘anatomy study’ in case anyone doesn’t want to see it). 

A lot of my reference comes from here.

  • horseshoes are not part of the hoof
  • they should not be included in anatomy drawings
  • horse shoes are not part of a horse’s anatomy
  • HORSE SHOES ARE NOT PART OF A HORSE’S ANATOMY

fivegaited:

rollkuralert:

classicaldreaming:

rollkuralert:

ah yes, torture tool up close

How do these bits even work? Are they more or less rough than pelhams/Dutch gags/other curbs?

There are two kinds, one that have a knot somewhere so the reins pressure are limited at some point and some don’t. Basically, if you pull the reins hard, you pull on the horses neck, the bit rises as far as the horse’s skull and tissue will allow it to (and beyond when handled without caution). Like any bit, you can say, in the right hands this isn’t worse than a regular snaffle. But then I don’t understand why you have to use something like a gag bit. No horse, and I really mean no horse at all, needs this kind of bit. Whatever reason justifies you using this bit (difficult horse for whatever reason) can be handled differently but in most cases it takes way more effort than just changing to a bit that forces the horse when really, we should be listening to our horse and find the real reason for whatever problem they have that causes the problem under saddle.

What drives me crazy about gags like this is that they make it impossible for the horse to seek contact and have a positive relationship with the bit. Any time the horse seeks contact, the bit rises in the mouth and punishes the horse - maybe not hard, but it definitely doesn’t reward the horse for seeking contact and connection with the bit. So you can imagine how horses get progressively more disconnected with the bit the longer they are ridden in something like this. It’s not necessarily cruel, depending on how it’s used and what the mouthpiece looks like - but you’re totally shooting yourself in the foot by using it so like.. Yeah I don’t get it. It’s an idiotic piece of equipment.

fivegaited:

jumpsandbumps:

thegroomstall:

If anybody needs a pick-me-up, the first 2 stories had me crying with laughter omg

Oh my god, I’m dying.

My husband in a past life.

Back in Iceland, someone from abroad came to look for a calm, easy, talented horse.  We showed this person the sweetest horse in the stable, one that we had put small children and elderly people on at various times - he was the go to guy for that kind of thing, but still had the gaits and movements to be very competitive.

Shortly into the trial, it was pretty clear that she was going to find fault with every aspect of the horse no matter what.  He wasn’t “in your pocket” enough on the ground, he felt “stiff”, yadda yadda yadda (as this person is bouncing around like crazy and bumping him in the mouth).  Finally, prospective buyer stops the horse and without warning reaches around and slaps him on the rump several times, I guess as a reward (??).  The horse flinched but stood still.  ”WHY DID HE FLINCH?”  demanded the prospective buyer.  ”DON’T YOU EVER PET HIM?”

Totally deadpan (and you have to imagine the thick Icelandic accent too), my boss says “….I don’t…. normally pet him on his ass.”

Prospective buyer left without staying for the customary cup of coffee. 

Nice

saxonogy:

natshorses:

littleblacks-and-halfchaps:

dressageworkingstudent:

Polo wrap tutorial. Because too damn many of y’all need it.
Featuring Cruise’s really ugly front legs

Reblog the crap out of this, because people need to know how to do this properly.

Especially since these bandage liners are gaining popularity! 

A good way to remember the direction to wrap your polos is “inside to outside, front to back” This is an awesome video and it was cool to see how to wrap with a bandage liner!

Great video. If you gunna wrap, wrap correctly. If not, please don’t use polos.

(via heartofhorselords)

prancingponies:

on-white-horses:

Ekaterina Druz Photography

I’ll take 13 of these also Ekaterina’s photography skills, thanks

the horse…

(via keepcalmandride-on)