I totally agree with you. Eitan said one time "few people can ride a horse bridleless, but even fewer people can ride with a bridle." Personally, I think the top level Western Dressage horse should be ridden one-handed in the a…"
"IF the horse is not ready for a spade/curb WHY show in it?? And certainly WHY with two hands? I showed (in calif. in a Vaquero tradition) from hackamore to snaffle to spade. But ONLY a snaffle allowed two hands. IF this is to…"
This short clip was taken from a clinic at University of Minnesota in 2011. This segment of the clinic was to give a basic understanding of a counter canter lead change vs simple change. The basic concept is to switch leads "FROM" the counter canter…
"I agree with you (and actually use to do western eq at a national level), but the 'technical stuff' esp about the degree of bend vs straightness and what the proper aids are is KEY to the exercises success. The vaquero tradition…"
"The big difference between Western Dressage and Classical is that we keep it simple and do not get all bent around all the technical stuff. After all its a horse not machine. The "KEY" is to keep it simple without losing the value of…"
"And there is a difference between flexion inside, and bending. It is better to have flexion inside, or to do shoulder-fore (less tracks then shoulder in....2 1/2 tracks...insie hind shows between the forelegs rather than being hidden by…"
"Thank you for adding more insight to this simplified video wildehex. In the video I state that it is a three track movement with the hind end straight in relationship to the direction of travel and a slight bend to the inside. At this riders level,…"
Randy’s Facebook Fan Page explains that he began to study under John and Josh Lyons, and earned a Lyons certification.”
Randy has turned his "BarnMice" presence into an online training tool. Not only does Randy throw out questions to make his fans think, but fans also ask questions regarding training issues they are personally experiencing.
Randy’s followers include all levels of horse owners and he encourages all to participate in answering these questions. He then may ask further questions based on those answers and ultimately gives his views on the issue.
Randy also assists horse owners with the "Trainer on Retainer" videos. Individuals send him their videos to review and he reedits them and sends them back with helpful hints on how to fix the issue. You can check this out in the video section of the fan page.
Randy admits that he is a bit of a rebel in the equine training industry because he is Western with an English twist. He is the "People's Horseman", because his goals are to bring both worlds together and show that a western horse can be just as elegant as a top level Dressage horse. He is constantly questioning the long established methods in use today, which is resulting in some new and thought provoking concepts.
Thanks so much :), I truly enjoy what u post and are doing. I have been doing this forever...many moons and pretty much on the same page as you. I agree with training the people, so the partnership will be maintained and grow. I have a nice bus. her in NC and have been taught by some of the best in the bus. I love meeting new people that enjoy what I enjoy and I am very impressed w/ u and your business. (I tend to ramble...LOL) Basically what I am saying, I think u are an awesome horseman and person, I respect and admire what u do, I believe in what u do. God bless http://rtfarms.webs.com