Stone's Throw Farm Dressage

Stone's Throw Farm Dressage

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My local paper recounted your stink bug story (assuming its true)..🤣
OK, guys, looking for a *quality* young *mare* FEI prospect. Minimum 16.2, prefer taller. Needs to be started to assess ride-ability with super hind leg, free shoulder, uphill canter and no drama, no Regamate. Must pass 5* vetting and clean baseline Xrays helpful. Appropriate budget for appropriate horse. Please pm suitable candidates with videos. Thanks!
Always looking at your post. A pleasure thank you.
Pam, what a difference three days can make! As you might have imagined, attending your Dressage Boot Camp was a huge step for Susan. In our 16 years together, I have watched her as she tried her best to become a better rider. Ten years ago, when we moved to our little farm, it looked as if the stars had aligned. Susan would be able to have her horse, barn, and studio all within a few yards of each other, all at home. But first, horse soundness issues derailed the early attempts. After becoming involved with the North Fork Cardi offsprings, the soundness issues were behind her but her own body began slowing her down, restricting her movements, with her hips becoming so painful she could not sit on her horse for more than 30 minutes. I could hardly watch her dismount after a ride. She would hobble around the arena for long minutes, bent over. After two hip replacements, Susan was finally back on track. Yet Susan and both her boys had hit a wall. Teddy was capable of wonderful fluid movements. But getting him to move, to embrace that movement seemed elusive. With Atticus, Susan never felt she had control. After numerous trainers, other riders, endless searches for positive approaches without success, I think Susan had almost resigned herself to accepting whatever she might get from Teddy. Atticus’ future was less clear. We had many conversations where selling Atticus was the conclusion we were heading toward. All of this was very emotional. Susan’s attachment to both boys runs very deep. But getting back to those three days, May 24th through May 26th, all those concerns were addressed. You worked Susan hard. You read both ponies better than anyone else ever has. And the results? After getting home, Susan has ridden both boys almost every day. She has been incorporating the things you taught her into her daily routines. She has ridden Teddy successfully, riding a pony that is more UP than he has ever been, working to unlock him and herself. She has ridden Atticus on her own more confidently than I have ever seen. For the first time, I see that she is in control, that they are having meaningful conversations. That is a huge, incredible difference, Pam. I am not a rider, just a "dressage husband." But I witnessed several very impressive breakthroughs both during and after Susan, Atticus, and Theodore went through your Dressage Boot Camp. I found it to be very intensive, very personal, and a tremendous value. I just wanted to send you a little update and a HUGE THANK YOU!!! Thank you for shaking all four of us out of our comfort zones, introducing us to South Carolina, and mostly for giving Susan and her boys a huge leg-up with their dressage journey! Mel Hughes
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www.stonesthrowfarmdressage.com Lessons/Training/Clinics/Sales A friendly, relaxed, training environment with USDF Bronze and Silver medalist, Pam Stone.

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Elvis VA, Nadine Capellmann’s 2008 Olympic, 2006 World Games Team Gold Medal Mount for Germany, Dies at Age 25

Aw, sad. He was amazing.
http://dressage-news.com/2021/02/08/elvis-va-nadine-capellmanns-2008-olympic-2006-world-games-team-gold-medal-mount-for-germany-dies-at-age-25/

dressage-news.com Elvia VA, the 2008 Olympic and 2006 World Equestrian Games team gold medal mount for Germany's Nadine Capellmann, has died at the age of 25.

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Carl Hester at Equitana 2013 Part 3

Wonderful coaching. Forward, forward, forward...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdVmVY-blCs

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Would you like to live in this characterful property, set in over 12 acres, with stables, planning for an arena and a party barn? - Horse & Hound

Yes, please! Dig the 'party barn.'
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/tulls-liphook-hampshire-736847

horseandhound.co.uk Take a look around this beautifully presented property...

Dressage Today

I really like how Robert always encourages visualization of greatness in his coaching.

It’s Flashback Friday! In this video collection, U.S. Olympian and former Technical Advisor for the U.S. Dressage Team Robert Dover works with Heather Mendiburu riding What Happen (“Happy”), a 16-year-old Hanoverian Mare. Robert discusses the basic principles needed by the rider as well as the four major qualities a rider needs to own from half halt to half halt: rhythm, tempo, frame of the horse and length of stride. He also emphasizes the importance of visualization.

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Winter Equestrian Festival Great Charity Challenge Distributes Over $1 Million to Palm Beach Non-Profits

Good to see the giving back to charity! http://dressage-news.com/2021/02/07/winter-equestrian-festival-great-charity-challenge-distributes-over-1-million-to-palm-beach-non-profits/

dressage-news.com WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 6, 2021--More than $1 Million was distributed to local non-profit organizations in the 12th annual Great Charity Challenge Saturday night with the winning team representing the U.S. Army sponsored by Spy Coast Farm and Diamante Dr

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Morgan Quietude Seneca Rocks Knows No Limits

A dollop of inspiration for all of you that have horses 'not built for dressage.' Correct training can go a long, long way!
https://www.chronofhorse.com/article/morgan-quietude-seneca-rocks-knows-no-limits?fbclid=IwAR15DlsbiQG54SNetOxzEL02i5-5Fr5xzZq-snRtJGoZiFj9Py3v3uxPPBE

chronofhorse.com Amongst the towering warmbloods showing off their paces at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in 2020, a sturdy little Morgan stood out. The chestnut gelding may not have had the European pedigree of his competitors, but that didn’t stop Qui...

It’ll turn to rain at midnight, they said 😂
I believe it’s going to be a day of hand walking!

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Sarah Lockman Competes First Apple Successfully in Pair’s First Event of 2021 in Campaign for Place on USA Olympic Squad

Love this pair. Such talent.
http://dressage-news.com/2021/02/06/sarah-lockman-competes-first-apple-successfully-in-pairs-first-event-of-2021-in-campaign-for-place-on-usa-olympic-squad/

dressage-news.com Barely two years since their first appearance in competition, Sarah Lockman and First Apple this weekend launched a campaign for a place on the United States Olympic team short list.

A couple more from yesterday. OK, I’ll shut up now 😂

Big thanks to my other half, Paul, for getting some nice shots today ❤️ (warning: photo heavy)

Thanks for the share, Tommy Robinson! AMEN.

Top Tip with Hubertus Schmidt:
“At the beginning, the horse should have a long neck, and be really going into the bit, and that I am able to always have steady contact with a willingness of the horse to go forward. They are a little down at the beginning when I do my warm up, it doesn’t matter if it is a four-year-old or a Grand Prix horse, the first ten minutes are the same.”
https://www.horsemagazine.com/thm/2021/01/top-tip-from-hubertus-schmidt/

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Beth Baumert nails it again!

dressagetoday.com Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

Ha!

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How does body shape affect your riding? - Horse & Hound

Well, I'm long all over, but have the same inseam as Gunter Seidel, so I'll take it, lol!
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/how-does-your-body-shape-affect-the-way-you-ride-315672

horseandhound.co.uk We asked top riders from across the disciplines to tell us what body shape challenges they face

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Jean Bemelmans Coaches Carl Hester

This is such a pleasure to watch: Carl Hester riding in a clinic being coached by Jean Bemelmans. The work is so correct and so typical of Carl's training that this young horse (pretty sure it's a young Valegro- Uthopia??) is beautifully balanced, soft in the back and light in the hand. It doesn't get much better than this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjc_ceHjpbs

youtube.com In this video series, German-based trainer Jean Bemelmans coaches British dressage superstar Carl Hester on a young horse. Jean explains that the horse displ...

Hill walking day for strengthening at the walk. A light warm up longe in the arena to loosen Ilanka and help her work over her back, then out into the field in a big circle, with me walking alongside to keep the circle ever expanding. Both horses, even in today’s cold and wind were such good ponies ❤️

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‘We must minimise risk’: eventer’s eight hours in hospital highlights scale of Covid pandemic - Horse & Hound

Our local hospitals are very near capacity. Maybe yours are too. This is an important article to read.
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/we-must-minimise-risk-eventers-eight-hours-in-hospital-highlights-scale-of-covid-pandemic-736458

horseandhound.co.uk “I was told at the hospital I was a high priority, but that they couldn’t get to me any sooner because there were so many people there”

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USA Olympians Successful in Wellington Freestyles–Günter Seidel & Equirelle Take CDI4*, Jan Ebeling & Indeed Capture CDI3*

Go Gunter and Jan!
http://dressage-news.com/2021/01/31/usa-olympians-successful-in-wellington-freestyles-gunter-seidel-equirelle-take-cdi4-jan-ebeling-indeed-capture-cdi3/

dressage-news.com -American three-time Olympic team medalist Günter Seidel rode Equirelle to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday in the first musical performance for the partnership and the rider's first Big Tour win in four years. Fell

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Carl Hester Q&A Your Horse Virtually Live 2020

From November. Fun to watch!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9mpVtCwfFo

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It’s a good day when the horse supplement and the human supplement arrive on the same Fed Ex truck!

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Rider trapped in ditch under 18hh gelding thanks rescuers

When you're hacking your youngster and he stumbles, falls, and rolls over, with you, into an overgrown ditch. No worries--walked away without a scratch after rescue!
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/rider-trapped-in-ditch-under-18hh-gelding-thanks-rescuers-736365

horseandhound.co.uk A rider has thanked the firefighters who helped rescue her horse from a ditch after the gelding became stuck upside down in Devon

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Peters and Suppenkasper Kick off 2021 Wellington Campaign with 16th Consecutive Victory

Hurrah for Steffen!
https://www.eurodressage.com/2021/01/29/peters-and-suppenkasper-kick-2021-wellington-campaign-16th-consecutive-victory

eurodressage.com The 2021 Global Dressage Festival (GDF) continued competition during week 3 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, on Thursday, January 28, with a red, white, and blue victory for Steffen Peters (USA) and Suppenkasper. Peters and Suppenkasper, Akiko Yamazaki and...

Charlotte Dujardin

Day-um!

https://www.facebook.com/charlottedujardinCBE/videos/1519114521813263/?vh=e&extid=0

Six years old Kismet training in the Winter sun before the snow fell. Owned by Peter Belshaw 🙏🏻

Good one!

To make your circles round...

"Imagine you are riding your horse between two rows of fence posts. Feel how the outside posts keep you turning and the inside posts support you and allow the energy to flow through." - Sylvia Loch, from her book, Dressage in Lightness.

🎨 Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

[01/27/21]   QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“It is important to understand that when you think about straightening and balancing your horse, you not only consider his balance from his ears to his tail, but also the vertical line of balance that runs from the top of your head through your spine, between your seatbones, through the center of the saddle, the horse’s back, and body and down between his legs to the ground. Often when horses and riders go through a turn, they lean into the direction of the turn, rather than staying upright.”
Susanne von Dietze

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Dalera Win Salzburg World Cup Freestyle, Beating Isabell Werth & Weihegold

I love the photo in this article: Jessica beaming as she comes down center line, knowing they've just nailed it. So great to see pure joy amidst the pressure of competing. http://dressage-news.com/2021/01/24/jessica-von-bredow-werndl-dalera-win-salzburg-world-cup-final-beating-isabell-werth-weihegold/

dressage-news.com SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 24, 2021--Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB won the Amadeus Horse Indoor World Cup Freestyle Sunday to beat Isabell Werth and Weihegold that posted their lowest international musical performance result since their first fr

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65-year-old rider hopes her dressage success shows what can be achieved in dark times - Horse & Hound

Methinks 'Frizzy' deserves a medal!
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/65-year-old-rider-hopes-her-dressage-success-shows-what-can-be-achieved-in-dark-times-735997

horseandhound.co.uk “My dressage has kept me going through a very dismal period”

Such a long day for her and she remained such a trooper. Love this mare!

A little more from today’s marathon Stubben saddle fitting with Katharine Stancliff. I ❤️ this saddle, and so does Ilanka.

I have used a LOT of saddle fitters over my career and hands down, I have the most confidence with Katharine Stancliff. She spent ages out at the farm today as we tried 3 different Stubben saddles on Ilanka and settled on this, the third one. She has a fantastic eye to how it conforms and moves with the horse (most important ) and rider. She also knows in an eye blink if it’s not right. And big kudos to Ilanka who patiently put up with my mounting/dismounting, tacking/untacking three times, all the while dealing with someone target shooting across the street. Such a good girl!

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Carl Hester at Equitana 2013 Part 1

Superb coaching.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJoFo6QwlE

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Charlotte Dujardin on Braggo at Equitana 2014 teaching him flying changes.

Charlotte deserves a gold medal for getting just one clean change on this youngster--Friesians can be notoriously difficult to teach flying changes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVw93iBu0JE

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Dressage Today

Lovely, correct coaching.

“Make sure, especially on a young horse, that she doesn’t talk you in to allowing her to be so different side to side.”

In this video, Shannon Peters works with an accomplished rider on her position, half steps and the counter canter with a 7-year-old mare. In this clip, she focuses on symmetry.

See the full video here at DressageToday OnDemand! 👇

https://bit.ly/dt-ondemand-shannon-peters

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