Bato Loco

Hunter, Jumper? OTTB Does Dressage!

Classical dressage is the basis for all riding disciplines. It is all about learning to communicate with your horse so that there is a harmony and balance. I like to call it, “Meditation in Motion”. Jumping should be just dressage over fences rather than the yanking and pulling that you see from so many jumper riders.

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Rightfully Bragging on Bato Loco

I love Bata Loco! He is such a character. He LOVES jumps. He’ll cross creeks, but he’ll jump them too if I let him. He gets so fired up! We plan to go to the beach soon. That will be an adventure. I also will be taking some dressage lessons with him to see just what he can do in the arena… He is such a treat!

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Bato Loco no es loco. . .

Bato Loco aka “Tux” is really getting the idea of what collection is all about. Yeah! Circles are MUCH easier! He still tries to buck sometimes when we canter- No back pain, just a little mischief. I am learning the warning signs and am practicing some distraction techniques to keep him focused on me instead…

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Helmet – check, Phone – check, Brakes – check, Seatbelt?

December was full of new experiences for Tux (aka Bato Loco) and me. We went on our first field trip to another farm to ride. He loaded beautifully; however, he whinnied the entire drive. I wonder if he thought I was sending him back to the track! We were both nervous, but I think we…

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