Posts under ‘Training’

Josephine County Fair 4-H

I just have to say how very proud I am of three particular horse 4-Hers:  Jasmine, Kaelyn and Celena.  You girls and your mounts did TERRIFIC  at jumping and dressage this year. Each one of you have learned and progressed at jumping and your flat work.  It really showed during your classes this week.  I’ve […]

Eastern Slope Ranch Jumping Clinic, 2014

In usual style, the Jumping Clinic at Eastern Slope Ranch in Baker City, OR is always a blast.  The students, some new and some repeats, were attentive and inquisitive. Percy and Leslie Dickerson always do a nice job hosting the clinic.  This year with the help of Kevin Rasmussen and others, they added a cross-country course […]

Jumping Clinic and Competition

It is already July and that means it is time for the annual Jumping Clinic at Eastern Slope Ranch in Baker City OR.  The clinic is on Friday and Saturday, July 18th &19th.  The focus will be on dressage, hence flat work, and over fences.  It is designed to challenge each rider, but to meet […]

Muti-Purpose Mares

Who says that dressage horses should just know dressage? Here at In Motion Sport Horses, I think horses should have opportunities to learn and experience different things. In this group of pictures, Tinkerbell is learning to be a pony horse, while Esmerelda learns to be ponied. The two mares, both of which compete at dressage, […]

Spring Fling Dressage League Show

Tinkerbell made her show debut on April 27, 2014. She showed at Training Test 2 and 3, placing 2nd in both classes with scores of 72.5% and 66.2%.  What a good girl!  Her owner Catherine Ulrey and I are very proud of her grown up behavior.

Tinkerbell

As Tinkerbell prepares for her show debut, she asks herself  “Are my ears really that long?  I hope the judge will like me anyway.”

Tinkerbell Under Saddle

Tinkerbell is a four-year old Oldenburg mare owned by Catherine Ulrey. I started her as a three-year old. She had a long hiatus in the pasture before returning to work this January. Below is a video of a recent training session.  She is headed for the dressage show ring this year!  

The View From My Saddle

I must be one of the most privileged trainers on the planet!  Just look at the view from my saddle today!   I think keeping horses happy in their work is really important.  One of my approaches to accomplishing this is by cross training.  No matter what discipline a horses training is focus upon, trail rides […]

Jumping July III~ Eastern Slope Ranch Jumping Clinic

Under a beautiful eastern Oregon sky, a group of wonderful gals and their horses gathered awaiting instruction.  A jumping clinic has become an annual event at Eastern Slope Ranch.  I am privileged to be invited there as the clinician.  We spent much of Saturday doing only flat work.  At the end of the day a circle of […]

Jumping July II

Heres a video of Westlife WSF over fences. He is an 8 year old, imported, Silver Certified Haflinger stallion. He stands 14.2. He is a talented little package of horse! Westlife loves to jump and has a lot of scope. He is priced at $12,500.