It’s fascinating how many opposites there are in riding, both physical and mental. So many times, riders need to be good at seemingly opposite skills, at the same time, or nearly the same time. Too much of this or that,
Or, Why Going Forward Matters “You want them riding forward, thinking forward for themselves. If you always have the handbrake on, then the horses are going to be behind your leg because you’re constantly telling him to slow down.
Horses has evolved across thousands of years. Their success as a species is due, in part, to their ability to figure out where they fit in the herd. Their failure to accurately assess where they are in the pecking order
I’ve been thinking a lot about our business model and what our mission is. We have such a passion for what we do, we want to make certain that others know it, too. Enthusiasm is contagious, and we want to
It’s been a long process, but we finally unveiled our new outdoor arena last month. We took our original arena and expanded it by 90 feet, improved the base, and added new sand footing. Some of our boarders got together
Clairvaux attended the Rose Mount Farm Horse Show this weekend. The show is a wonderful Virginia hunter show in the rolling hills of Spotsylvania. We had three riders in attendance and everyone performed well! Jennifer Smith and her Luck of
June was a long month. The first half was filled with showing, showing, showing. We had the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, followed by the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show. They are both held in the same location and we are
Or, “Flatwork Exercises That Will Improve Your Jumping” Or, “The List of Things To Do When You Tell Me You Don’t Know What to Work On Outside of a Lesson” Have you ever mounted your horse and wondered what to