By Yvonne Barteau One: Be prepared! The warm up arena on the day of your ride is no place to find out that neither you nor your horse is adequately prepared for the task at hand. Being prepared means knowing how to helpfully ride and show off all of the movements in your test as
By Yvonne Barteau This is the second installment of a series by Yvonne of her early horses. Read the first installment here. After Little Chief, whom I got to ride about twenty times before he was moved by his owner, I had nothing but imaginary horses to ride. I got creative. Eventually forty eight imaginary horses lived
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By Yvonne Barteau This is the first installment of a multipart series. The second installment can be read here. What can I say about a lifetime with horses? Everything, anything and nothing might suit someone. At the beginning, it seemed I waited forever just for a chance to find, see, and ride, a real horse.
Straightening and suppling exercises are individual to each horse in training depending on their own stiffness and crookedness. The tips that follow, contributed by both Kassie and Yvonne Barteau, focus on getting the horse in the frame of mind to accept the work which will keep them elastic in the rein and attentive to the
Learn. Win. Be Entertained. Join Us. My name is Yvonne Barteau and I want to personally invite you to explore joining the KYB family through membership inKYB Connected. Based out of Grand Prix Equestrian in Maple Park, Illinois, KYB Dressage is a horse community in and of itself. We start horses under saddle, correct behavior problems