Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es wieder einen TSL-Adventskalender: 24 Tage, 24 Übungen von 24 Trainerinnen und Trainern aus unserer Szene. Den Auftakt macht Stefanie Kuhn, die euch eine Übung zum Thema „Trail in Hand“ vorstellt.
In our series „New Faces“, we introduce people who are fairly new to the international European show circuit. This time, we interviewed Janina Bartenstein who has had a banner season with her AQHA gelding Privat Dancer. They grey giant by Hotroddin Invitation and out of Absolutlycaptivating and Janina have been a team for roughly a year now and they were extremely successful at the ECQH and the Q21.
How do I get my horse do trot or lope while being collected? That is one of the most asked questions on The Showlife – and since we cannot answer it, we asked multiple European and Int. DQHA Champion Mark Shaffer a few questions. He explained his philosophy and even included some exercises.
“Life is what happens while to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Wins Cookie Cutter should have been part I of our new series #maremonday. The article should have been published within the upcoming days. But life got in the way – this exceptional mare passed this week.
In our series „New Faces“, we introduce people that are new to the Western Riding industry in Europe – whether they show on the AQHA, APHA, ApHC, VWB or EWU circuit or any other association. This time, we’d like to introduce Luca Kemper, an AQHA Youth competitor. We talked to her about the first steps in our industry, her horse and her plans.
Ugh, the pandemic has been hard, right? If you feel like there’s hardly a light at the end of this “lockdown tunnel“, here are some strategies that might help you finding your motivation to practice – even if there’s no show season around the corner. (Good news is: It looks like there is…)
Heels down, chin up – well, if it were only those two things you had to master, Hunt Seat Equitation would probably be easy. But it is a very complex combination of seat, posture, cues, riding a pattern while presenting a horse as a Hunter horse. We have talked to two competitors who have successfully mastered this class for their advice.
Our new series “New Faces” is intended to introduce people who are fairly new to our industry and to connect people. In this part, we’d like to introduce Crazy Pony Inc., a group of people that recently caught attention on Instagram because they started a contest in which they were looking for a show name for their new mare by The Rock. We talked to the people behind the “crazy” name.
It looks like a dance, two souls guided by an invisible bond – that is the ultimate goal in Showmanship. Whereas in other events, riders can rely on cues with their legs, voice, a bridle and the impact of shifting their weight in the saddle, Showmanship exhibitors only have a little chain – and ideally, it looks like they’re not even using that. But what does it take to create that picture? We have talked to a World class trainer, Jenny Jordan, and three successful European Amateur exhibitors about the first steps of the event and how to ultimately master that skilled dance that high-class Showmanship is.
It’s a little object. Maybe a plastic bottle or a pink balloon. But your horse reacts as if the thing is about to kill it. Sounds familiar? Usually, every equestrian has been in such a situation where they ask themselves whatever is going on inside their horse’s head. But the good news is: You can work on that. We have talked to Swiss trainer Linda Johansson about her way of making horses “bombproof”.