NAWD Newsletter April 2017

Enjoy!  Click here to receive future newsletters from NAWD Message from Jen Hello! Welcome to the newly re-launched NAWD Newsletter. Take a look around and see what's happening at NAWD and in the horse world this month. NAWD member Jen Mandel sits down with us for a chat and...

NAWD Professional Profile: Jen Mandel

Jen Mandel: Cedar Hill Ranch, Durham, Connecticut (860) 682-0325 cedarhillranch.net Meet Jen Mandel! Jen Mandel from Durhan, CT, has been riding for years and recently found western dressage as a logical part of the growth and progression of her horse, Purely Unforgettable, and Appendix Quarter horse mare. Read on...

Giving Groundwork the Credit it Deserves by Lindsey Buhrmann

Giving groundwork the credit it deserves Groundwork is an equalizer. If you practice – regardless of equine conformation or style – you can do well. That said, many equestrians don’t practice it enough, often because they are pressed for time and want to ride (I get it!). Let’s give...

Western Dressage Collection for Second Level

Moving to Second Level -Western Dressage Collection by Donna Snyder-Smith For Western dressage riders the collection asked for at second level could prove to be a stumbling block. Historically “collection” in the western horse gaits has been interpreted as a slowing of the horse through a reduction of energy...

Musculature of the neck and its relation to training.

Horse trainers and instructors are not required to be certified in the United States.  To hang out a shingle that claims you are a "horse trainer" requires no education, testing, or licensing.  As a lifelong learner, I have been fortunate to have many mentors who have helped me learn to...