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Our MN weather has really played havoc with my training schedule this winter

by Ashley on 03/30/14

But here's a clip from my March 19 lesson with Kate Phillips at Mississippi View Farm in St. Cloud.  "Mac" is a young Freisian /Arab cross who is in training at Clemen Equine.  I hope to show him this summer for the first time.  He has a long way to go obviously, but I think he's coming along nicely.  Take a look. What do you think?





Western Dressage

by Ashley on 01/06/14

I'm so excited to share with you one of the next steps in my adventures with horses:  Western Dressage.  As an emerging discipline within the equine industry, Western Dressage aspires to combine the best of two worlds. To quote "Far too many horses fail to become suitable mounts due to mistakes made along the training path. That path is a significant journey for both horse and rider, and it is one that benefits from the practice of Classical Dressage. Although Classical Dressage techniques have been used by top western horsemen and horsewomen for many years, until now there has never been an organized effort to give that combination a name and recognize it as its own discipline. The Western Dressage Association® has now done that in the hopes that many more horses and their owners/riders will benefit as a result."

I embrace this young discipline and invite you to join me as I write about my bi-weekly lessons with experienced dressage trainer Kate Phillips of Mississippi View Farm.  I want to share with you all that I am learning.  

Meanwhile, here's a link to show you what's happening right here in Minnesota with Western Dressage. http://www.wdamn.org/ with information on how you can participate more fully.

Welcome!

by Ashley on 10/30/13

One of the benefits that comes from horse training is the interaction I have with my clients.  I learn something new from them all the time--as well as from their horses. In order to encourage greater access to each other I thought I would experiment with providing a forum to do that on my web page.  Please feel free to leave comments or questions about your riding or horse training experience with Clemen Equine, or just your horse experience in general. I'd love to hear from you..