Schott In The Dark Farms

Jumpers, Dressage, Hunters / Equitation, Theraputic Riding & Vaulting. Specializing in Jumpers from a Classical Dressage point of view

Jumpers, Dressage, Hunters / Equitation, Theraputic Riding & Vaulting. Specializing in Jumpers from a Classical Dressage point of view

Tall enough

Roo family

Meerkat watching hawks

Pink please

Lights at the Zoo

Breakfast with the Schotts .

Jack is enthusiastic about changes !

Merry Christmas. Karl eating chocolate tools

My husband Karl Schott the action figure! Made by Krystall Schott ! Merry Christmas @ Schott In The Dark Farms

Anastasia year end Western Dressage champion

Claire and Mercy

The littlest elf

Barn party girls

Santa Claus’ official veterinarian okays reindeer for flight - Veterinary Practice News Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen have been cleared for travel by the North Pole’s veterinarian.

Hahaha .Christmas party husband and wife !!!

My Virtual Eventing Coach

Do YOU have confidence issues ❓❓

Confidence is crucial to both horse and rider in the sport of Eventing. If you or your horse don't believe that you can so something, you most likely won't be able to do it, even if you actually are capable. A solid foundation with good basics will go a long way towards building confidence levels. Many times horses or riders lack confidence because of a weak link in their basics. It is so very important to find a good instructor who can identify what that weak link is, so that it can be improved. Many riders are pleasantly surprised to find out that they CAN do something that they didn't think they were capable of, once a good instructor has fixed an underlying problem.

For example, I regularly see riders who think that they are just inherently not talented at jumping. They may have been attempting to improve for years, and don't feel that they are getting anywhere. But when I show them how to find their balance independently of the horse in the two point, and they master that skill, they are suddenly much more secure and confident over jumps. Why didn't they already know how to find that balance? Because many instructors teach a particular "position" instead of balance. In other words, they say things like "shoulders back", "heels down", and "legs tight". But without true balance those position corrections will be hard to maintain.

Click the link below to learn how to build confidence for both horse and rider 👇

Lilah pushing her boundries !!

My Virtual Eventing Coach

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Handy Hay Nets


Lilah doing what couldn't be done.

Georgia 6 getting it done

Horse Grapevine

Just about the coolest thing I've ever seen

Bombproof Dressage Horse - Anna Blongren

My Virtual Eventing Coach

Apollo 1m double clear Gold Coast 4-4-2014

Yay has conquered her fear of heights !!

Lilah and Jack 2 ft bounces

20 (More) Reasons to Wear a Helmet | Horses and People Horse riding is dangerous. I’m not going to go into the statistics on horse-related injury and fatality because they are far from straightforward. Do you calculate injury rates per ride, per hour spent in the saddle or per jump attempt? Suffice to say that all accidents range from annoying toRead ...

Chief Dan George Quote One thing to remember is to talk to the animals. If you do, they will talk back to you. But if you don't talk to the animals, they won't talk back to you, then you won't understand, and when you don't understand you will fear, and when you fear you will destroy the animals, and if you destroy the an...

Superstars !! Lilah & Jack

Josh Nichol A Horseman's Pursuit Ltd.

Portia , not yet 2 , after watching 1988 Olympic swimming. She said I can do that , and did . She has aways been able to see and do. Great observational skills !! Happy 33rd to my first born !

The healing garden

The healing garden.

Borderline benefit

My Virtual Eventing Coach

🐴 Successfully Negotiating Double and Triple Combinations

The key to success at double and triple combinations is for the rider to have a plan! You *must* know precisely what the distance is between the elements. So either bring a measuring tape, or learn how to walk off distances very accurately. Learn that skill by laying down a measuring stick or tape, and find out what your walking stride feels like when it is exactly three feet long. I know for me, since I'm short, I have to take a big step to make three feet. So when I'm walking a distance, four of my big steps is one twelve foot stride for the horse.

You also have to *know* what your horse's natural stride length at the canter is. When jumping does he naturally canter along with a perfect twelve foot stride? Or is he a big mover with a natural thirteen foot canter stride? Or a smaller, more catlike type that has a natural eleven foot stride?

Then you have to be able to analyze the combination to make a game plan. Click the link below to continue reading 👇

Rule Your Ride with Your Visual Powerline In WHEN TWO SPINES ALIGN: DRESSAGE DYNAMICS author Beth Baumert explains the four physical “Powerlines”—Vertical, Connecting, Spiraling, and Visual—that she says enable us t…

Made my day !!

JA Performance Horses

Rider: Sometimes I wonder if I want to even ride anymore.

Mind: You should probably just quit.

Rider: But i've come so far.

Mind: This is a lot of heartache and emotional and financial stress.

Rider: But sometimes it's ok to not be ok. Sometimes if you want to ride the pendulum of success, you will hit some lows before swinging up even higher.

Mind: But this slump is taking forever. You'll never get out of it.

Rider: Just like when you are training horses, sometimes in order for the horse to learn, you just have to wait it out. Patience is powerful.

Mind: But this is too painful.

Rider: Pain means you have passion. That you care. And you should never give up on something that you care this deeply about.

Mind: Lets keep everything comfortable and stop pushing ourselves. Comfort is easy. Pushing is more pain.

Rider: I'm sorry.

Mind: No need to apologize, lets just ease off for a while.

Rider: No, I'm not apologizing. I'm telling you I'm sorry so you can prepare yourself for more pain. I'm going to keep on pushing harder than ever.

Mind: No, you can't!

Rider: Maybe I can't. But I would rather can't than won't.

Mind: Noooo!

Rider: Yes, so get ready to roll.

Mind: Alright then. Lets go for this.

Rider: Seriously? You gave up that easy?

Mind: Yes.

Rider: But all those years, all that self doubt, all those times you told me I couldn't. All the pity, the frustration when you said I'd never succeed. You are giving up just like that? All it took was one time to fight back?

Mind: We will do whatever you want to do. You do realize you've just been talking to yourself this whole time.

-Solo Equine

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Keep on keeping on, cowgirl. 💖

My daughter got me a gift so special. Those who know me will see it immediately. Thank you Krystall

Anastasia and Teddy cavalettis

Sampson will never forgive us.
Hat to match house

Hapy hour ! Good to meet up with friends! Maverick's

Happy anniversary Karl . I love you.
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Didn't have a kid. So Karl has to do

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