Financing Dressage Horses

February 9, 2020 Dressage Horse Finance

Financing the Dressage Horse in 2020, see some flash marketing schemes to generate income….big income…..from the Bank Accounts of those entering the Industry. We feel we need to warn You of the many pitfalls, taken from the hard lessons learnt from the procession of Thousands of Riders’ through our Hands. Big money horses have big flashy movement that non professionals have great difficulty in sitting. These Horses are always Warmbloods and often come from Europe or at the very least have the bloodlines of the top proven horses from abroad. To maximize their profits, the Business often promotes Foals as […]

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The only Dressage Training system that protects Horses

April 8, 2018

After a Life time of my Wife and I working with Thousands of Horses of the ‘English Discipline’, we say with complete confidence, that we have found the ‘Holy Grail’ of both Ground preparation and ridden systems for the Horse

There is an enormous rate of attrition within the various competition disciplines of the Horse Industry, with mega Horses failing from a Veterinary view point and leaving Owners with huge investments in $$ and time, lost, with no Horse to ride or compete.

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Why would You buy an unsuitable Dressage Horse

January 24, 2018

  The Career of a serious Dressage Rider, probably only allows enough time for less than 10 Horses…..how many Years have You got to waste???? I see it at every competition and at those competitions, over 50% of all Horses….are unsuitable!!   FROM THE MORPHETVILLE EQUINE CLINIC Did You know?…….   That over 70% of Jumping and Equestrian Horses have Stomach Ulcers during periods of training and competition 2 out of 3 Endurance Horses have Ulcers immediately after competition Over 58% of competitive Horses have Ulcers after 3 Days of Travel and competition 90% of Racehorses have Ulcers SUITABLE FOR […]

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IMPULSION IN THE DRESSAGE HORSE

January 24, 2017 Horse Training Online

  Impulsion in the horse, is controlled power. It is fourth on the “German Training Scale”. It is the desire to go forward but not running with speed but under the control of the rider, at any desired tempo. Impulsion is the amount of activity created to cause more energy and thus expression in the paces.   A horse can only “engage” by coming more on his haunches and therefore showing collection, if the first ingredients of the scale are achieved (relaxation, rhythm,contact) before adding impulsion. If we try and ride the horse forward in an attempt to create impulsion […]

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Roundness in the Dressage Horse

January 24, 2017 Linda O'Leary

  What is roundness in a horse??? It is when a horse stretches it’s top line longitudinally from the poll to it’s dock over it’s back in an arc. By extending its muscles in this way over it’s back, the horse is better equipped to carry a rider. Creating more muscle build up and strength whilst staying relaxed.   When a horse is worked ‘over the back’, it is asked to stretch the back muscles in an arc in order to lift it’s back in an upwards movement under the saddle. In order to do this correctly ,the horse needs […]

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THE CROOKED HORSE – Toll on Horse and Rider

January 24, 2017

  When a horse travels crooked, it affects it’s physical well being, relaxation and more.  Most horses are one sided, as we are left or right handed too. With good instruction, you need to work on strengthening the weaker side and be made aware of which one that is. Usually horses are weaker on the right rein but there are exceptions. CAUSES Natural one sidedness Rider induced Crookedness leading to unsoundness Real Veterinary Problems such as Pelvis Damage from Birthing.   THE LITTLE KNOWN HUGE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TRAINER Have had many Thousands of ‘Green Horses’ through our Hands, it […]

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BUILDING THE TOP-LINE OF THE HORSE

January 23, 2017

  Building the Top-Line of the Horse is one of the most valuable support mechanisms that you can provide Your Loved one’s.   Across the Thousands of Horses that I have been fortunate enough to ride, I have gradually learnt and developed systems that at this point in time, I find impossible to replace. I can’t provide systems here but will simply put some points. You may Book a Lesson with me, Live, via Facetime. I teach Ladies around the World.   Dressage Coaching Online     To follow the ‘German Training Scale‘ is absolutely crucial. To ride ‘Inside Leg […]

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CONFORMATION AND THE DRESSAGE HORSE

January 23, 2017

  Over 50% of Dressage Horses that I see ARE NOT suitable for the purpose”   CONFORMATION INDUCED MISBEHAVIOR     Have you ever wondered if getting into fights with your Horse on the flat, that your Friend is most likely attempting to communicate the fact that it just can’t do the work?   events every day of the year around this Country…..and they call them ‘naughty horses’   In Australia, conformation is largely the last thing that people look at when buying a Horse whereas in Europe, it is one of the first. I guess that’s what sets us […]

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Collection in the Horse and how to attain it

June 17, 2014 Linda O'Leary DVD's

    A horse is in true collection when it is able to transfer it’s weight sufficiently to it’s hind quarters whilst staying in balance and self carriage. This enables the horse to increase the flexion of his hind legs and lift his neck. The higher the poll whilst remaining round and over the back ,the more degree of collection is achieved. The rider will feel like the horses shoulders lift as the horse ‘sits’ ,creating a soft connection in the rein whereby the rider can give away the reins completely and the horse remains in a frame, otherwise known […]

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On the Bit

November 10, 2013

        FOR LEARNER RIDERS’         As you go through your time in the Horse World, you will most likely hear people talking about a term called “ABOVE THE BIT”  Without getting technical which is what a lot of people do, I will attempt to simply explain it. Look at these Pics…….     It basically means that the horse is going around with it’s head in a normal head carriage as seen when running around the paddock rather than as you see the good horses carrying themselves in competition or the photo’s in the […]

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