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Comments for Tara Nolan Horses http://taranolanhorses.com Learning Focused Lessons for Adults Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:24:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 Comment on Dressage horse training for Backyard owners by Gerry http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=576&cpage=1#comment-6967 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:24:47 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=576#comment-6967 Finding this post solves a porelbm for me. Thanks!

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Comment on Dressage Horse Training-Relearning to Ride Donzer by Kymberly Sedillos http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=602&cpage=1#comment-6929 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:10:56 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=602#comment-6929 Love reading about you nd Donzer.

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Comment on How to Teach Piaffe Part I by Aleisha http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=259&cpage=1#comment-6621 Tue, 08 May 2012 21:30:20 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=259#comment-6621 Hi, Can you do part two?

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Comment on Dressage Horse Training: Learning versus competiting by admin http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=527&cpage=1#comment-6439 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:24:26 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=527#comment-6439 In reply to zaude.

I think the scenario you described is the ideal situation and definitely the more traditional approach.

For me personally, I do not get very worried about dressage competition because this is something I do for fun. The competition I feel is really with myself working to do better than our last time. In my life I’ve always been a very competitive person and taken my competition, whether sports, work or academics, to an almost negative place where I beat myself up and feel badly if I don’t meet my personal standards of success. So far, I’ve been able to keep dressage in a personal fun zone and competition is just another aspect of the learning process for me.

Thanks for the conversation!

Tara 🙂

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Comment on Dressage Horse Training: Learning versus competiting by zaude http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=527&cpage=1#comment-6383 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:16:23 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=527#comment-6383 Is it possible for you to ride 2 tests at each competition? One you feel really at ease with, to compete, and one you’re working on to test what you’re actually doing?

I personnaly prefers riding only tests I’m ok with, because I want my horse to think it’s easy when we go out, and taking lesson with ‘pro’ for judging my homework!

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Comment on Dressage Horse Training: Half-Steps Part I by admin http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=476&cpage=1#comment-5908 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:21:45 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=476#comment-5908 In reply to Zaude.

Hello Zaude,
Great thoughts. I keep Donzer trotting forward for 2 reasons. One, he actually likes to trot so it is a reward for him to trot forward in a relaxed way. This also lays the groundwork for the Grand Prix requirement of moving from Passage to Piaffe. Two, as we are moving up the levels I am teaching him that he can relax and rest in other gaits besides walk. I do take lots of walk breaks in my regular work thought (some for me too).

Tara 🙂

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Comment on Dressage Horse Training: Half-Steps Part I by Zaude http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=476&cpage=1#comment-4745 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 13:08:59 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=476#comment-4745 First, thank you for sharing these videos that show us the process of learning and not just the finished product! 😀

But I have a question :

When you move your legs back, and when Donzer reacts well in quickening his hind quarters, why do you keep the trot afterwards and not just reward him for this action by letting him walk for example? Because I feel like this is the best moment in his action and if it were me, I’d like to reward him for that so that he understand it is exactly that moment/action that I want him to do…

I’m actually trying to teach the piaffe to my mare, but at present time I just work it in hand, so I have never done it riding and my question may be stupid!

PS : I apologise for my bad English, I’m used to read or hear it, but not to write in English 🙂

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Comment on How to Teach Piaffe Part I by admin http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=259&cpage=1#comment-1559 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:03:31 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=259#comment-1559 In reply to Louise.

Hey Louise,
You are seeing the finished product in this video. Ava actually picked up her leg quickly because she is very sensitive and I actually had to get her to just pick her leg up and not kick. My quarterhorse, Red, took quite a while to get him to try and lift his leg. It just didn’t bother him to be tapped in the leg. You can speed up the process by rewarding event the very smallest try like a subtle shift in weight. Horses can be quite frustrating though.

Tara 🙂

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Comment on About Tara by admin http://taranolanhorses.com/?page_id=352&cpage=1#comment-1558 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:01:00 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?page_id=352#comment-1558 In reply to Bernie.

Hey Bernie,
I’m glad you are being able to use the videos. I enjoy teaching people and even though I’m developing some DVDs I will continue to share my short videos.

Tara

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Comment on About Tara by Bernie http://taranolanhorses.com/?page_id=352&cpage=1#comment-1449 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:04:13 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?page_id=352#comment-1449 Hi Tara
At 50+ I bought my first horse a rescue Standardbred. She was in really bad shape but now after nearly two years she is a wonderful smart and willing horse. Her name is Phoenix. I have been slowly and I mean slowly retraining her. I do a lot of ground work and it does pay off. I came across your videos on youtube and they are great. I love the way you explain each step. I have been watching the videos with Ava and I started with Phoenix last night. Looking forward to many hours watching your videos and training. Also the fact that they are free is very much a bonus for me. Thankyou.

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