Tag: collection

  • Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Collection—what it is and what it isn’t—is regularly debated in most horsey circles. While there is a tendency to segregate ourselves by discipline, the truth is, the base philosophy should really be the same, whatever saddle you ride in or sport you pursue. In her bestselling reference DRESSAGE 101, renowned dressage coach and motivational speaker […]

  • Collection: Feel What Your Horse Feels

    Collection: Feel What Your Horse Feels

    Renowned educator, clinician, and Western Dressage World Champion Lynn Palm says that one of the quickest ways to understand true collection is to try it yourself. Here’s an easy exercise from her book THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION to help you feel what your horse feels when you ask him to collect. TRY THIS […]

  • The Runaround: An Exercise for Achieving Collection (Really!)

    The Runaround: An Exercise for Achieving Collection (Really!)

    Sandy Collier has enjoyed great success in her career as an NRCHA, NRHA, and AQHA champion horse trainer. Named one of the “Top 50 Riders of All Time in All Disciplines” by Horse & Rider Magazine, she was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 2011, and the NRCHA’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Collier […]

  • This Is What Top Equestrians Are Thankful For

    In almost every book we publish, we invite our authors to include a page of acknowledgments; this is their chance to thank those who may have had a hand in their careers or the making of their books. While it isn’t every day that we look back through to see who they’ve thanked over the […]

  • 24 Hours in the Life of WonderHorseWoman Lynn Palm

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be a top rider, trainer, judge, or clinician? Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) is tracking down its top authors and asking them to pull back the curtains and let us take a quick peek into their lives. In our fifth installment in TSB’s “Horseworld by the Hour” blog series, we […]

  • A Simple Transition Exercise for Better Western Dressage

      The Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) lists collection as the sixth step in its Guidelines for Training Progression: Readiness, Balance, Rhythm, Impulsion, Suppleness, Collection, and ultimately, Lightness. There are many different ideas of what “collection” in the horse is—and what it isn’t. The WDAA defines it as follows in its Western Dressage Glossary: […]

  • Horse-Lover’s Gift Idea: A Great Western Dressage Primer from Western Dressage Association Advisory Director Lynn Palm

    Since the early 1990s, Lynn Palm has been a major proponent for showing the American Quarter Horse in the dressage discipline. After nearly 20 years, on January 1, 2010, the AQHA agreed to recognize dressage as a event in which points could be earned. That same year, nationally known trainers Eitan Beth-Halachmy and Jack Brainard […]

  • There’s Still Time! Ride with Arthur Kottas, Former First Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

    TSB author Arthur Kottas is a unique individual, equally well versed in both the classical and competitive sides of dressage. Kottas joined the Spanish Riding School at the age of 16 and achieved the top position of First Chief Rider in 1994, eventually retiring in 2003. He is also a recognized dressage judge and has […]

  • Tell Your Trail Story and Win Great Prizes from TSB Author Lynn Palm!

    Lynn Palm, author of THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION, and partner Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are offering fans an opportunity to win enrollment to their November 2012 Ride Well Training with Natural Obstacles Clinic, valued at more than $600, as well as entry in the clinic’s Trail Challenge Competition, along with their latest five-disc DVD series […]

  • Don’t Miss TSB Author Lynn Palm on HRTV This Season!

    Lynn Palm—2007 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horsewoman of the Year and the Women’s Athletic Association Female Equestrian of the Year, with over 34 AQHA World and Reserve World Championships to her name—has announced what will be featured on the new season of her HRTV® show. HRTV, the “Network for Horse Sports,” regularly features Lynn’s […]