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cleelm6-10-120721Welcome to  Summer, "yeah right!" Not here in the Northwest. I hope all is going well in your world.

Sorry, I have not been in touch with you guys with more newsletters, but I have been extremely busy with Carbon, clients showing, and building training material to help with Western Dressage. This new sport is growing like mad here in the NW. I love this new sport because it really is an effective way of building a nice safe western horse. Carbon and I have been working hard with our clients to show the value of using dressage concepts and the use of the aids to influence control. The dressage judges have helped me and my clients to gain more confidence in our ability with our horses. That was a huge unexpected result of showing in the Dressage court.

How do you measure your development? Humbly I can say, with out a doubt, I totally underestimated the value of the Dressage testing. I put my ego aside and allowed dressage judges to look at my riding style and make comments. Why did I open myself up to this type of abuse? There are two reasons why I started showing: 1) to get a better grasp of what is expected in training Western Dressage. I knew that if I am going to be an effective teacher of Western Dressage, I need to get out there and learn what I need to learn to be more effective. 2) I needed some type of validation that I was or was not on the right track with my personal development. What I learned was totally unexpected!  My experience in the dressage court has been invaluable. I now know what is expected and involved with testing. The key is to transition the judges comments to make the needed changes back home after the show. This experience has opened up my eyes to things I have never seen before. Both me and my clients have seen steady, measurable progress and improved scores. This directly translates to being a better horseman. 

How can you benefit from what I have learned? I went back to the drawing board. In the last newsletter a few months ago, I announced the launch of the latest technology in website design. I knew at that time I needed a new innovative platform to help build this new discipline. Video and interactive media is a great way to get help. If you have not been to my website in the last month, you will be shocked at how much content I have added. I redefined my mission, added a video archive with over 30 never seen videos, most taken from a clinic in MN, I added a file download section that contains all my latest videos, and finally, I launched an online educational study program filled with video and diagrams.This online class is a step-by-step program that is taken right from my popular iPhone apps. This program starts with ground work and as I have time, I will be adding many more lessons that will lead to a finished "Western Dressage Bridle Horse". But that is not all, I have more ideas and concepts I will be adding as we develop this new state of the art innovative platform.

There is lots to see at my new website, you can spend literally hours looking at all the new videos. Hope to see you over there and let me know how I can help develop you and your horse for Western Dressage.

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