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.
I have noticed a nagging weakness that shows up in a lot of riders. They have an aversion to studying theory.
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.”
Our second lecture demonstration of the year, Developing a Successful Practice, was a comprehensive overview of principles for both the rider and the horse.
The weather could not have been better. There was bright sun, a light breeze, and 72 degrees for our first lecture demo of the year.
281 Lost Hollow Road Dillsburg, PAThe 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.
He spent a lifetime studying and traveled the world in search of "true" dressage. This is what he found.
This is the second part of a two part blog. The first was about music in the daily existence of a dressage stable.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
– Children’s rhyme.