Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Part two of my previous entry...

Some of the best, most accomplished equestrians in America have written very informative books on riding, horse care and judging. Bert Denemethy, George Morris, Anne Kursinski and Anna White Mullins, to name a few, have many years of experience in the industry and share a wealth of information. I have found their books to be very informative and helpful in many ways. Several accomplished trainers and professionals, such as George Morris, Greg Best and, my trainer, Frank Madden, hold clinics all around the country. Even if you don't have a horse, you can audit the clinic and watch the lessons. Observing a lesson and witnessing the training techniques used by different professionals can help to improve one's knowledge of riding principles as well as help to improve one's riding skills. Some people learn just as well by observing as by doing, so, with this principle in mind, attending a clinic can be a priceless experience.


At Tue Jun 20, 06:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi maria,

i just read through your entire blog and i love how you've taken the time to keep one up for all of us fans. =) i love(d) horse power, and i wish i could watch all of the episodes again, but anyway .. going on.

i live on the west coast (idaho) and i'd love to get into showing, but my state is like .. one of the most non-english (h/j) states in the country. and i can't afford to travel beyond (especially in any of the big circuits). so i basically adore and am jealous of everyone else that can. haha.

anyway, i was wondering what shows you and other barnmates will be showing in this summer/fall and when they were? i like to keep track of them. i'm excited for the finals this fall. i think you'll do great! haha. =)

good luck! and thanks for doing the blog. it's nice.

- kimi

At Wed Jun 21, 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you please describe a typical flat lesson and a typical jumping lesson for you at home?

At Wed Jun 21, 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the best pieces of advice, or "words of wisedom" that your trainer has given you?

At Wed Jun 21, 11:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is your biggest challenge with your riding? What comes easiest to you?


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