Hi there, this is Ellen Eckstein,
I want to welcome you to my Dressage and Horsemanship blog. I plan for this page to be a safe and lively forum for applying horsemanship methods and principles to dressage, jumping, working equitation, trail riding; and any other discipline that I may have failed to mention.
I will be regularly posting short articles, photos, and questions that I hope will provoke stimulating and creative discourse, and possibly even help you to solve training and riding puzzles on your own. I enjoy philosophical discussions and welcome any and all opinions. I hope not only to educate, but to learn as well. — Ellen
What do you mean when you say, let the horse meet his own pressure? Why is that important? How do I make sure that when my horse gives (softens, carries himself), that I am releasing pressure at the right time? Great questions! Our horses are learning through pressure and release. How and when we soften … Read more
This was a lesson for me in understanding how vital it is to be ready to learn something. I have a tendency not to hear or see something unless I am ready for it. “Tom actually rode my horses. First of all, he helped me with the one that bucked me off. To me it … Read more