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Nina Bake Interview with Karen Loshbaugh for Art 2 Ride

18th February

Nina and Karen talk about Nina’s experience in California with everyone at Art 2 Ride.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Allison and Contigo: Walk, Trot & Piaffe

6th February

Hi everyone! I’ve got a lunge video for those still working on your lunging aides. In this video, I’m working on “leg” before “hand”. Leg is my whip and is designed to ask if Contigo will move his haunches slightly away from me and reach more deeply with more energy under his under his belly. Hand is my lunge line connected to Contigo’s pole and jaw and is designed to correct him if he shortens and tightens his neck and pole. When I send the whip out to Contigo’s inside hind leg, I want him to offer to move his haunches slightly away from me and reach more deeply with more energy under his belly without speeding up WHILE also lengthening his neck and lowering his pole. Eventually, I want to use less and less “hand” (suppling) as Contigo learns …



Perhaps and Nina: Lesson 1 and 2

3rd February

Will Faerber guides our friend Nina through a few days of schooling on Perhaps as we begin to bring her back into condition after the month long California monsoon.



Video Critique by Art2Ride Associate Trainer Anne Saari: Malin and Solo Baldi Submission 3

31st January

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Anne Saari discusses the video sent in by Malin and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique by Art2Ride Associate Trainer Anne Saari: Miriam and Lady Submission 4

19th January

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Anne Saari discusses the video sent in by Miriam and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Karli Starman Submission 1

11th January

Karli Starman, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Video Critique: Allison and Contigo Submission 10

4th January

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Allison and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Angel Klawiter Submission 1

1st January

Angel Klawiter, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Marnie Maciborski Submission 1

30th December

Marnie Maciborski, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Tucker and Cody: 12-20-16

23rd December

This an overview of Cody and Tucker. They started with us a year ago. Here is their progress.



How to Develop Piaffe, Stretching in Piaffe

21st December

William Faerber demonstrates the technique of stretching the horse forward while developing the piaffe.



Zoolander Update 12 -19- 16

20th December

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on the horse Zoolander.



Video Critique by Art2Ride Associate Trainer Anne Saari: Miriam and Lady Submission 3

18th December

Art2Ride Associate Trainer, Anne Saari, discusses the video sent in by Miriam and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Chelsea and Tia Submission 2

16th December

Chelsea MacPhail, Art2Ride Associate Trainer Trainee demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Emmeli Johansson Submission 1

13th December

Emmeli Johansson, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Elisabeth Spetschinsky Submission 1

6th December

Elisabeth Spetschinsky, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Yvon Hoogervorst Video Journal 2

5th December

Yvon Hoogervorst, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Wilco via Video Journal.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Allison & Contigo Video Journal 5

5th December

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Contigo via Video Journal.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Allison & Contigo Video Journal 4

5th December

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Contigo via Video Journal.



Video Critique: Emmeli and Nacho Submission 1

1st December

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Emmeli and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Emmeli and Musse Submission 1

30th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Emmeli and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Julie and Cindy Submission 1

28th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Julie and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Louise and Rutan Submission 1

25th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Louise and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Legolas and Amber: Collection Walk and Trot 11-24-16

23rd November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride shows collection in the walk and trot.



Lunging A Fully Developed Horse

21st November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride demonstrates lunging with a fully developed horse.



Video Critique: Anisette and Sandy Submission 2

21st November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Anisette and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Caroline and Biggie Submission 2

17th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Caroline and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Carol Darlington Submission 1

13th November

Carol Darlington, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Video Critique by Art2Ride Associate Trainer Tytti Vanhala: Cherisse and Charlie Submission 1

12th November

Art2Ride Associate Trainer, Tytti Vanhala, discusses the video sent in by Cherisse and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Erin and Eve Submission 1

11th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Erin and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Kathy and Jake Submission 1

11th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Kathy and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Karla & Mojo Submission 1

8th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Karla and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Jean and Nya

6th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Jean and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainers Program Allison Brunelli & Contigo Video Journal 3

5th November

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Contigo via Video Journal.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Tytti Vanhala Submission 3

4th November

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Tytti Vanhala demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Video Critique: Miriam and Lady Submission 2

26th October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Miriam and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainers Program Allison Brunelli & Contigo Video Journal 2

25th October

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Contigo via Video Journal.



Art2Ride Associate Trainers Program Allison Brunelli & Contigo Video Journal 1

23rd October

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Contigo via Video Journal.



Art2Ride Associate Trainers Program Anne Saari & Oxygen Video Journal 1

23rd October

Anne Saari, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, discusses her ongoing training with Oxygen via Video Journal.



1st Work in Hand: 2

21st October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride demonstrates Work in hand.



First Work In hand With 19 Year Old

20th October

Will Faerber from Art2Ride demonstrates work in hand with 19 year old.



Video Critique: Carol and Sky Submission 3

13th October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Carol and gives suggestions for further improvement.



The Importance of Walk Work

12th October

Tytti Vanhalla, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, shows the improtance of walk work.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Allison Brunelli Submission 1

3rd October

Allison Brunelli, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Video Critique: Malin and Baldi Submission 2

29th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Malin and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Journal: Pöly’s Journal #17

22nd September

DJ and Tytti, long distance video clients of Art2Ride discuss their ongoing training with Poly.



Video Critique: Pia and Fiona Submission 1

18th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Ar2tRide discusses the video sent in by Pia and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Amber Matusek Submission 1

16th September

Amber Matusek, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Yvon Hoogervorst Submission 1

16th September

Yvon Hoogervorst, Art2Ride Associate Trainer, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Video Critique: Caroline and Biggie Submission 1

15th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Caroline and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Miriam and Lady Submission 1

13th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Miriam and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Awards

7th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride awards Art2Ride Associate Trainers.



Video Critique: Carol and Sky Submission 2

6th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Carol and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Megan and Emma Submission 1

5th September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Megan and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Tytti Vanhala Submission 2

5th September

Tytti Vanhala, Art2Ride Associate Trainer Trainee, demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Anne Saari Submission 1

3rd September

Anne Saari, Art2Ride Associate Trainer demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Clinic with Will Faerber 2016

3rd September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride shows a training session during a 2016 Art2Ride clinic.



Video Critique: Jane and Murphy Submission 1

2nd September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Jane and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Cisco and Karen Submission 1

31st August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Karen and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Allison and Contigo Submission 9

26th August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Allison and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Allison and Contigo Submission 8

25th August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Allison and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Stephanie and Flynn Submission 2

25th August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Stephanie and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Carol and Sky Submission 1

1st August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Carol and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Chelsea MacPhail Submission 1

28th July

Chelsea MacPhail, Art2Ride Associate Trainer Trainee demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Katherine Potter Submission 1

26th July

Katherine Potter, Art2Ride Associate Trainer Trainee demonstrates a full training session with commentary.



Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Tytti Vanhala Demonstrates Work In Hand

26th July

Tytti Vanhala, Art2Ride Associate Trainer Trainee, demonstrates work in hand.



Amber and Legolas: Sustaining Collection 1

22nd July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Legolas and demonstrates collection.



Video Critique: Vigdis and Malou Submission 1

19th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Vigdis and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Bailador and Will: Schooling Canter

18th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and schooling canter.



Video Critique: Lauren and Matchbox Submission 4

18th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Lauren and gives suggestions for further improvement.



Video Critique: Samantha and Royal Circus Submission 1

18th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Samantha and gives suggestions for further improvement.




From the Blog!

Join me as I post weekly blogs covering many topics relating to Classical Foundation Training. I have intentionally left out the word "dressage" because many people have a negative association with the prevalent "crank and spank" approach or that it is a sport for only those who are afraid to jump.

Dressage as it is meant to be is an understanding of how to best optimize a horse's movement and ability to carry a rider, surely a benefit for any horse, any discipline. It is also important in maintaining your horse's safety, soundness and sanity.

Nina Bake Interview with Karen Loshbaugh for Art 2 Ride

Nina and Karen talk about Nina’s experience in California with everyone at Art 2 Ride.

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Allison and Contigo: Walk, Trot & Piaffe

Hi everyone! I’ve got a lunge video for those still working on your lunging aides. In this video, I’m working on “leg” before “hand”....

Perhaps and Nina: Lesson 1 and 2

Will Faerber guides our friend Nina through a few days of schooling on Perhaps as we begin to bring her back into condition after...