Monthly Archives: November 2015

PSA: Dressage is the foundation for Jumpers.

sephora

6yo Dutch-CWb mare Sephora with her owner Gillian survived 6mos of Dressage Bootcamp , including No Stirrups and  jump-lessons…with us…before heading out to the HJ shows, also getting some top ribbons in the flat classes.

Here are some words from Gillian about her experience training with us:    “I am a jumper, and have brought 2 very challenging and (favorite!) young horses to Marcy, for her unique and very effective approach to training  horses.  Where she differs from other young horse trainers is her ability to also Coach:

…as a Jumper, my understanding of how to use my Core was so vague.  People  (even my family)   would not recognize how I ride and sit in the saddle anymore- I am finally effective, and in harmony with the movement of my horse.  Marcy broke down the elements of an effective seat, so my signals could be clear to my sensitive young mare.

With new confidence in my  flat-work, Marcy geared her Seat work towards control and balance in my jump-seat, until I was ready to go specialize in show Jumping  full-time.  I highly recommend Marcy and her amazing facility, which takes into account the psychology of a properly socialized horse, the science of proper nutrition for performance horses, and genuine care of the these amazing animals we love.“