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Tara Nolan Horses http://taranolanhorses.com Learning Focused Lessons for Adults Tue, 05 Jan 2021 01:12:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.2 Dressage Horse Training: Patting my head, rubbing my belly and chewing gum http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=808 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=808#respond Tue, 05 Jan 2021 01:12:48 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=808 Hello everyone, In my last lesson we worked through all three gaits, did some box work, transitions but I’m trying to distill it down to the most basic thing we need to fix. This was one of my favorite lessons from Clinton Anderson that you keep breaking down something complicated until you and the horse […]

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Dressage Horse Training: Filling in Gaps http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=804 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=804#respond Sat, 19 Dec 2020 23:33:24 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=804 Hello Everyone, I am putting myself out there as a professional speaker and part of the process is gathering together all the “stuff.” So, I found myself flipping through my book, “Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve your Horseback Riding” I stopped at Step 8 and reviewed chair flying. I realize that posting […]

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Dressage Horse Training-It’s been awhile http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=801 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=801#respond Sat, 03 Oct 2020 22:37:17 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=801 Hi Everyone, While I’ve continued to ride and learn I see that it’s been two years since my last post.  Time really does start flying as you get older.  I just revamped my training plan and realize I need to get back to doing my posts.  Writing is a key part of my learning process […]

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Dressage Horse Training: Learning how you learn http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=798 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=798#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:41:57 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=798 Hello Everyone, I had an insight about how I learn that may help some of you out there as well. The Background:  I started on a new relationship with a trainer that involves using a written plan for my lessons instead of just showing up and “seeing what’s happening.”  I was thrilled to find a […]

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Dressage Horse Training: How to Fix Nerd Neck http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=794 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=794#respond Mon, 21 May 2018 18:59:11 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=794 Hello everyone, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer and I am chagrinned to find that my posture issues is also known as “nerd neck.”  But hey, you can’t fix it until you know what “it” is so here is a good video I found that has been helping me work […]

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Dressage Horse Training: What is this second trot? http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=791 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=791#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 23:47:16 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=791 Hello Everyone, Donzer and I are working to develop this so-called second trot.  This was new terminology for me but it is what we need to do.  This trot continues to be a big challenge for us.  I have gotten Donzer to agree to some contact but he continues to move his head around a […]

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Dressage Horse Training: Interviewing trainers for my Dressage Mastermind Group http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=789 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=789#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 17:56:28 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=789 Hello Everyone, It’s a different experience learning dressage as a “side-hustle.”  What I mean is those of us so busy with families, kids, jobs, etc are possessed by this drive to learn an art that is all consuming in itself.  I love teaching.  Whether it’s flying, riding, biology, speaking–I just enjoy the “aha” moment people […]

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Dressage Horse Training: How to create elevation of the core http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=786 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=786#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 14:56:41 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=786 Hello Everyone, Learning to ride dressage like many Americans (especially those of us out West) do–we buy a young horse and learn together, can require you to also be part detective.  I have my horses at my place and always have.  This concept of pony club and being part of a barn where you learn […]

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Dressage Horse Training: Building communication with Piaffe http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=777 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=777#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:17:13 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=777 Hello everyone, I was inspired to try my piaffe work again with Donzer and Ava today after watching a video by Joseph Newcomb.  I was watching a video of his and thought it looked very similar to what I’ve been doing with Donzer.  But, I did like how he added in backing up to the […]

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Dressage Horse Training: What’s next with Donzer for 2018? http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=774 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=774#respond Sat, 28 Apr 2018 17:28:02 +0000 http://taranolanhorses.com/?p=774 Hello Everyone, I know dressage must be about the journey but I’m not gonna lie, it feels really good to have finished our USDF Silver scores (still have to wait until the end of the year for the publication).  It is funny how one of the big tipping points this year was when I went […]

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