Posture Workshop for Riders- Introducing the Alexander Technique



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   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.   For more information about this Workshop,  Alexander Technique and riding please contact us,  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

epicjumping epic showring

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!


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