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In many parts of the country, this is the beginning of the show season. This message goes out particularly to young professionals who are about to feel a little under appreciated and might think their work is going to be unnoticed.
A new article, by Paul Belalsik, about dressage and the military. Why does this linking of dressage to the military and military movements persist, and to this day sometimes overpower the well-documented artistic evolution of dressage?...The provenance of dressage being guided by artistic forces is overwhelming.
Nashville SSH is a 16.2, 2016 double registered PRE Andalusian gelding. This premium prospect has a fantastic mind, doesn't shy, and comes in ready to work each day. He is a beautiful mover and a joy to train.

 

To recap our last lecture/demo of the season, we have a special treat of some brief video clips! Paul gave a lecture on the history of longeing, followed by an explanation of our equipment with a live horse model and discussion of other methods and equipment.

Our latest lecture/demonstration event at Lost Hollow Farm was an in-depth, practical look at effective use of correct rider position.

Caposalda is a 15.3 hand 2011 registered Half Andalusian (IALHA). "Cappy" is a comfortable, responsive mare with easy lateral work and extensions. Schooling flying changes (see video.) Lovely gaits and potential to go much farther.

 

In every dressage competition test, at every level, in every country, the horse and rider will start and finish the test with a halt. The beginning of the test may read, “A: Enter working trot. X: Halt, Salute. Proceed collected trot.”

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The Pennsylvania Riding Academy is pleased to announce a new lecture and demonstration series for 2019. Paul Belasik will conduct six sessions, once per month April through September.
In an article recently published by the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, a question is framed in bold type: “Should we redefine equine lameness in the era of quantitative gait analysis?” The article begins, “An international team of researchers, including [some] from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, have strongly advised on the need to discriminate clearly between “asymmetry” and “lameness” when assessing a horse’s gait.”
Here is a glimpse of one of our exciting prospects that will be available in 2019. Seneca is a 2016 pure Andalusian gelding, 16.2 hands. This gelding has three comfortable, excellent quality gaits and a phenomenal disposition. Incredibly kind and responsive, he is a pleasure to work with.
We have selected a few of Paul's past lectures from old recordings to share with you that illuminate Paul's extensive research, knowledge and philosophy of riding horses. In many cases, these podcasts have been converted from tape recordings, so we ask for the listener's patience if the quality suffers at moments.
Have you been dreaming about coming for a short course to study with us to improve your riding position and technique, further your understanding of theory, and observe firsthand horses in training from green to Grand Prix?