Posture Workshop for Riders- Introducing the Alexander Technique

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We are pleased to announce a Workshop series with International Dressage Rider and Alexander Teacher, Constance Clare-Newman, from the Boston area. Her website is www.betterdressageseat.com   Participation in this clinic is by Reservation, and we can accommodate you with trailer-in service, overnight stay or schooled horses to borrow.   Marcy started  taking AT lessons with Candace Cox from Big Sky Studio in 2000, which was a critical precursor to getting certified when riding in Germany, 2002.   http://www.bigsky-at.ca   For more information about this Workshop,  Alexander Technique and riding please contact us,   libertyeq@xplornet.ca  or on Facebook . Marcy Coelho

Dressage clinic with Anni MacDonald Hall- we loved it!

Lincoln and I got right down to business with bigger trot,  flying change work,  centerlines, shoulder in Halfpass, and also- aiming for that pirouette canter! Anni said he’s going to be a King at that :-) … since the October clinic, his changes are getting even better- the dreaded ‘late behind’s from his younger glorydays jumping… and now that its HIS idea, well, he thinks that changes, and possibly sideways stuff is really cool!  Here’s just a snippet for those who couldn’t come out and watch in person.  A thrilling little taste of Carl Hester’s program through Anni’s enthusiastic style.

 

 

Dressage Lessons for Young Horses

A Big Congratulations- to Candice and her 5yo Canadian Warmblood mare Epic… not only did they survive their 2 mos Bootcamp dressage at Liberty Equestrian… they got out this summer with a great foundation to their jumping!  epic ribbons

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One comment @ hunters > was that the mare was too collected. From another point of view, achieving’ forward and accepting the contact’ is basic training you can count on.  At any show- understand that the judges can’t imagine what mountains you have climbed, rivers you swam uphill… to get to this point.  We wish Candice and Epic many more well-collected rides. There should be an  award for that!    There is no secret kept closer, than one between horse and rider.

Collection? Dressage all the way!

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Dressage is ….  creating Lightness  - in horses and Riders !

What we love about Dressage training is it works on every horse.  Every now and then a young horse offers a really great feeling …   special thanks to the nice ‘collection’ of Morgan horses from breeder Coulee Bend Morgans,  out of Galahad, Alberta