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 Now you can take video, animations, diagrams, written explanation and audio with you to the arena.

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Western Dressage Clinics

Simplification is the Key

BritishStirlingsw "Proper" horse training does not need to be technical! Western Dressage is not difficult to learn if it is simplified. Simplification does "NOT" minimize the value of Western Dressage training!

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"I Got it Finally"

"Effective Leadership"

DawneHappysh To be truly effective requires simplification. "If you do not understand the lesson, how will your horse understand?"
                    2013 USA Working Equitation National Champion!

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"This is Randy & Carbon's First National Championship"

Every year the IALHA (International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association) have their annual championship in Fort Worth Texas. It was held this year on October 15th-19th 2013. 

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                     Randy Byers Truth Revealed!

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"Rearing and flipping over backwards is the single most dangerous thing a horse can do!"

Why does a horse rear?
Rearing is a refusal to go forward or an evasion to your "go forward" aids or cues!""

How do you fix a rearing problem? 
Simply put, "keep the horse's feet moving in any direction except backwards!"  It is impossible for a horse to rear while in a canter. In the video at the bottom of the page you will find a  a detailed explanation of the two most common methods to fix this unwanted behavior. 

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Over the years, countless people and horses have been seriously injured or even killed by this type of unwanted behavior. This behavior is not to be taken lightly. A horse can go 6 different directions: forward, back, left, right, down, and UP! The truth is that it can happen at anytime without any warning from the horse or action on your part. If you have a horse that is starting to rear, seek help from a professional before you or your horse get seriously injured or even killed. "It is better to put a welt on the horse's butt than have the horse put you in the grave!"

Western Dressage

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The Oregon Morgan Classic Show

Sign up form here: Randy Byers Horsemanship is pleased to announce that the Morgan Horse Association of Oregon has opened their Western Dressage Classes to all breeds. This means that the Western Dressage Division of the show is open to QH, Appys, Arabs, etc. There will be three classes offered for $30 per class. Entries need to be mailed in and postmarked by June 30th, 2012 
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Randy Byers Truth Revealed!


"Rearing and flipping over backwards is the single most dangerous thing a horse can do!"
Why does a horse rear?
Rearing is a refusal to go forward or an evasion to your "go forward" aids or cues!""

How do you fix a rearing problem? 
Simply put, "keep the horse's feet moving in any direction except backwards!"  It is impossible for a horse to rear while in a canter. In the video at the bottom of the page you will find a  a detailed explanation of the two most common methods to fix this unwanted behavior. 

Over the years, countless people and horses have been seriously injured or even killed by this type of unwanted behavior. This behavior is not to be taken lightly. A horse can go 6 different directions: forward, back, left, right, down, and UP! The truth is that it can happen at anytime without any warning from the horse or action on your part. If you have a horse that is starting to rear, seek help  from a professional before you or your horse get seriously injured or even killed. 

"It is better to put a welt on the horse's butt than have the horse put you in the grave!"
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The Oregon Morgan Classic Show Results 7/20/2012

I am always looking to test Carbon with top quality judges. Schooling shows are a great place to get practice, but there is nothing like having a well respected USDF "R" judge giving you a little advice when it comes to testing your training skills. As many of you may know, the OMHO is a Morgan breed horse show with western dressage classes down in Salem Oregon. A few months before the show, I contacted Cindy Duckworth to see if the Classic would open the WD classes to all breeds. I was very happy to hear that they allowed all breeds to be tested. I want to give a big thank you to Catherine Cloud, Cindy Duckworth and OMHO for making this happen and putting on a great Western Dressage show. 

Carbon and I were in our classic form riding one handed in a curbed bridle to show rideability and controllability with light contact. As you can see in the pictures Carbon and I did very well against the fancy Morgan horses. We took two 1st places and one 2nd place. I thought the scores were a little stinggy, but it is what it is.. We had a great time and valued the advice of judge. 

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Carbon Loves Austin Texas



austin3 I want to give a big thank you to Clare Salmon-Morrow (judge), Erica Culmann (mini show manager), Houston Jones (Carbon's personal groom), Tina Zehnder (president of Central Texas Dressage Society), and Silver Hill Stables, You ladies did a great job putting on the show at Silver Hill in Austin TX. As you may know I am a big supporter of Western Dressage, so when I heard that there would be a show with added western classes,
it did not take much to talk me into going to Austin to support the new sport. AustinBlue

All year I have been wanting to have Carbon bow to salute the judge, but I was not sure how it would be received. I heard that Clare (judge) was a fun person and would not kick me out of the ring if I did it. Well here is the picture (left). Clare was so amused that she snapped a picture and put it on FaceBook. Anyone who knows me realizes that now that I have broken the ice, I will do it again. lol


On a side note, yes that is a helmet on my head. I think it is a good idea to wear a helmet. I need to be a good sport, so I will follow the rules and set a good example.

As always, Carbon was in good form and a good boy. He did his job just so. We picked up 2 more blue ribbons making it 12 total 1st places this year. Our scores were respectable at 71.90% and 76.11%

The next show will be in Rockwall TX at Black Star Equine Center. Come cheer Carbon on.

Finally, Carbon now has his own page on FaceBook. FaceBook with Carbon
 
 

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