This little note on bending is long overdue. I’ve put it off for a long time for good reasons. The main reason is that most people get their priorities out of order when the subject of bending comes up. Too many people think of manipulating their horse’s bend long before any of the prerequisites to […]
Here’s a rare experience for me; Sitting down on a Sunday morning with coffee doing some reading. It’s rare because Sundays are not usually my low activity days for me. During the year I’m usually pretty engaged in some activity on weekend days. Sunday mornings usually involve getting up a little earlier in the morning […]
A student of mine was recently at an equine expo watching the various demonstrations and clinics. Afterward, she sent me a note; “Not one clinician told their students to look up and away from the horse. Is that [looking ahead of your horse] just an Andy-ism?” My reply; “Not an Andy-ism, just a global world truth […]
Many carriage drivers struggle with their horse taking a step backward after completing a halt. Understanding why the horse is taking the backward step is the first step toward solving the problem.
I gotta say, I had a really good time this past weekend. Well, that shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, since I was surrounded by some of my favorite people and ponies. But I went into the weekend a little tentative. I’ve had this thought of hosting a driving camp for quite a while, […]
Here’s a fun little video from yesterday that I did. It’s shaky, but it gets the point across. We all need a little distraction, and our horses are the best form of that! Of course, it’s just basically an ad for tonight’s class “Body Mechanics of the Horse”. This is a class that I’ve actually been […]
From time to time I get notes of thanks and other feedback in response to the online classes I’ve been giving for the past few years. It’s really gratifying to read about how useful these classes are for people in such real terms. As you can imagine, I put a huge amount of work into […]
Here’s a look at a dressage test posted by Al Senzamici for review. If you’d be interested in a similar review of your video, go ahead and post it to my page. I’m happy to provide similar analysis in exchange for the video file for later use in online classes. I can’t promise that […]