Waiting for a dressage lesson to start after a 5 year hiatus doubt flooded my mind, “Is riding a horse like riding a bike? Does one have to relearn aids, connection and how to sit a trot after being out of the game for so long?” Sharon Jantzen shares her experience of getting back in the Dressage saddle again.
For those of us who have mares as our equine partners, we realize that managing a mare requires a different protocol than does managing a gelding or a stallion. When our mares are “in season”, we may notice symptoms ranging from lack of concentration all the way to severe physical discomfort. Sarah Williams provides insight and tips on managing our mare’s seasons.
“Watching Lester ride is like watching a ballerina on a horse. I’ve never seen a man ride so gracefully,” responded Tricia, the Lester Buckley clinic organizer, when asked to describe what she appreciates about Lester. Sharon Jantzen shares the details of this learning opportunity June 2-5, 2017.
As a young man Mike got to cowboy with a group of exceptional men who he describes as, “Educated, sophisticated, hard-working, cowboys whose dry wit demonstrated a love for the cowboy lifestyle.” Pat Russell, an imposing, observant cow boss with a huge presence was the catalyst behind this unique group of cowboys. Sharon Jantzen talks with local author Mike Knecht about his cowboy days in “Tales from the Chimineas Ranch”.