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Andalusian World Cup 2014


Are you kidding me? Who would not take advantage of competing in Las Vegas if they had half the chance? It has been years since I was last in Vegas, so as soon as I learned that there was a Working Equitation competition, I was all over it.

This event had meaning on many different levels; one of which started with a phone call from my mother. You see, my mother lives in San Diego (only a short flight to Vegas). She saw my post on Facebook regarding this event, so it did not take long for her to make the needed arrangements to set up a hotel room and a plane ticket all to watch me ride in Vegas. Why is this significant you may ask? Well you know how life is, one day you wake up and a significant amount of time can pass you by. Not only was this an exciting event, but my mother and I got caught up on some needed quality time.  

After two days on the road from Houston, Texas, it was pretty cool driving into the valley and seeing the city lights of Vegas at dusk. It was kind of strange driving up to a casino with a horse trailer let alone stalling my horse in a parking garage that was made into a stabling facility. After a few days, I felt sorry for Carbon and the other 200 horses because they were under artificial lighting the whole time. The horses had no clue whether it was day or night. Carbon learned the hard way that Vegas never sleeps. Regardless, we enjoyed the hospitality of South Point Casino. 

Dressage phase:
The one thing you can always count on is change. Over the last few months, I have allowed Carbon to get a little lazy on his back end. He was not on his forehand, but he lacked impulsion. The problem with riding in the curb is that the longer you ride in the curb the more likely the horse is to lose certain qualities like impulsion. I was a little in denial about this fact until after the first phase (dressage). The judge confirmed what I felt. His leads suffered because he had no impulsion to carry the change. It looked like I needed to put him back in the snaffle when I got home. My mother was funny because she was concerned about the impulsion issue and was asking all the trainers in the barn how I could fix it, like I wanted everyone to know, right?

Ease of Handling phase:
The next day was a new day. We were going into the EOH phase running 5th, so we knew we needed a break to get back into a good placing. During warm up for the EOH (second phase) my mother had all kinds of advice to help fix Carbon's impulsion issue. I was polite and said yes ma'am. So I pushed Carbon up into the bridle with some exaggerated lateral movements like half-passes and haunches-in and a smack on the butt with a big stick. This type of warm up worked to our advantage because now I had his attention with much more impulsion. The only issue we had in EOH was with the gate. As Carbon went through the gate, he rubbed up against one of the plants and dislodged it which made it hard to close the gate. The comments from the judge confirmed that I was able to get some of his impulsion back.

Speed Phase:
By the speed phase we had a few lucky breaks due in part to a few DQs from other riders. Now we were running 3rd from 5th. So Carbon and I put on our big boy panties and turned up the heat. I am pretty proud of my boy, we had the fastest time of the day until the last run when we were beat by 20 seconds. To say the least we got 2nd in speed but it was not enough to get out of 3rd over all for the event.

By far this was the best competition we have entered. We had the opportunity to ride against the best USA has to offer. Nobody can say that a Quarter Horse can’t keep up with the fancy horses. Well we bid mom a farewell and put her on the plane back home. Mom was pretty awesome, she was a big help and loved spending the week with her. Now that mom is gone, it was time to flirt with the cute photographer. Maybe I could buy her a drink and get her phone number.. for business of course... 

I want to give a big thank you all the folks that made this happen, y'all rock.



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WD Clinic in Tarpley TX 3/30/14

Yes that is a mule!!  Yes mules can learn Western Dressage too!!

I want to give a big thank you to Jody Campbell at Horseshoe Ranch in Tarpley, TX for giving us an opportunity to spread the word in this remote part of Texas. Xoxo to Carbon, the mules, and all the horses and riders.

Carbon and I spent a full week in Tarpley. We gave two clinics, and a handful of lessons through out the week. What did these participants learn in this clinic? To succeed at Western Dressage, you really need to step up your game and understand the aids and how they affect the horse's movements. I am convinced that the seat bone is the most misunderstood aid. Most folks do not realize that the seat bone has the biggest influence over the shoulders of the horse more than any other aid. Your seat bone can either slow or speed up the shoulders in lateral movement hence controlling a big portion of how the horse moves laterally.

CarbonPedastoolWhat makes a Western Dressage or a Working Equitation clinic successful for a participant? Many clinicians will be flown in as far as Portugal to do a riding clinic. No doubt many of them give great instruction, but the best instructor is the clinician's demonstration horse not the clinician himself.

Ask yourself when was the last time you rode your trainer, instructor, or clinician's horse to understand the feel not the talk of the movement. Nothing can take place of the feel, regardless of the accent or the experience of a national or international instructor.

gaweclinic42I am very thankful to have such a wonderful partner like Carbon. My biggest asset is having Carbon as the instructor while I interpret what he says. When he is with me at clinics, I allow folks to ride him to see what it feels like to move body parts around like walking on ice.  In a very short amount of time, Carbon can show how each aid or combinations of aids can affect different body parts on his body. This has proven to be the most effective way to train folks without fustration. How can you not love this boy. He has so much heart and try. Any time you want to step up your expectations, just ask us to come and visit. Okay Carbon get off your soap box now!!

If you are ready to raise your expectations and go beyond the one-rein stop, come and join the folks that have excelled at one of Randy Byers clinics. 

Here are two comments by two of the participants:

Dianne wrote: "Thank you Horseshoe RanchRandy Byers for another day of training. Everyone had a great time & enjoyed the beautiful weather, the amazing hospitality and the expert instruction. Once again, my brain is fried!

Jody wrote: "I am so thankful we had some wonderful participants in our western dressage clinics in Tarpley Texas this week. We do not see very many mules participate in regular dressage so it is nice to see them working on advance movements through western dressage." 

 
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Working Equitation Clinic GA 3/8/14


It is so refreshing to see folks raising their expectations. I want to give a big thank you to Joan Molyneaux Keegan at Flat Creek Ranch Inc. for hosting an awesome two day working equitation clinic. 

Carbon is such a good instructor; he did a great job helping folks learn how to use the aids needed for WE. He also showed folks how it feels and what it looks like when you use your aids correctly. We started both days working on the dressage phase in the morning followed by working on the obstacles in the afternoon. Like all my clinics, there is always that light bulb moment. Here is a great comment we recieved. This comment pretty much sums up the clinic.

Joan Molyneaux Keegan Today was a splendid day. Randy is knowledgeable informed and entertaining. Comet and I worked on being more supple at the canter particularly in the transition to canter with using counter bending. I got to ride Carbon and enjoy some of his excellent lateral work using one hand. I dropped the split reins once not cool but Carbon was not disturbed. The big news was Randy pushed me and I was able to pick up the Garracha at the canter. 

Diane rode Willow and had many light bulb moments. 

The ladies that audited asked many questions and showed a greater understanding of Working Equitation and training methods.

Again I want to give a big thank you for all those that attended.. 

 
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Pin Oak Charity Show 2014

We are off to a good start in 2014. After five months in North Carolina, Carbon and I decided to take off and go to Houston Texas to compete at a another WE show sponsored by Haras Dos Cavaleiros, but first we had a few stops to make.  

Our plan was to leave March 7 from Durham NC and drive to Flat Creek Ranch in Hogansville, Georgia where we would lay over a few days and conduct a Working Equitation clinic. After the clinic, we took off to Haras in Magnolia TX to audit a WE judging clinic conducted by Claudia Elsner Matos from Portugal. Claudia is one of the foremost judges in Europe and does a great job educating folks on proper movements in WE. I received a lot of great insight to help improve my knowledge and I am very appreciative of Haras's dedication and supporting of WE.

While we were waiting around for the competition in Cyprus TX, Jayne Lloyd at Snowdonia Farm in Tomball TX was gracious enough to allow us to stay and give a few WE demonstrations and lessons. Jayne is a great horseman and has a deep passion for all equine sports. I would like to give her and her staff a big thank you for their hospitality.

PinOakEOHNow for the competition. Like always, there is a lot of waiting around at these events. We arrived at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center a few days early to hang out so I could school Carbon in a new environment. He was a good boy, but he has had too much time off with all the bad weather we have had in NC this winter. He just was not hooked up like I wanted him to be. I decided to have fun and ride what I had regardless of the warm up. 

Day one, the dressage test, OMG he loped in like a rock star. He was hooked up and felt like a million bucks. We were like dance partners until I went off pattern. He felt so good that I walked right passed the second walk pirouette and started the loping part of the test. I was dumbfounded that I forgot the pirouette; the rest of the test did not go any better. I can't blame Carbon, he did exactly as I asked.

Day 2, EOH / Speed. I spent the whole night studying the course. I did not want to make any course mistakes because I was sitting in 4th place because of the dressage test, Again Carbon came out like a rock star. He was on the money on the first obstacle (figure 8), but I was over thinking the course and loped right past the bridge (obstacle 2) I set myself up perfectly for the clover leaf (obstacle 3) when the bell rang. I had gone over the course too many times in my head and totally blew off the bridge. At that point it was all in vain. I spent the next week in total denial. I was devastated because I never made it past the second obstacle. I let both of us down. It was a shame that I could not show off how far we have come. I was determined to show off how this QH had just as much potential as the fancy horses. I am still sad and kicking myself..

Speed, by this time the game was over and the speed trial was not much better.. Again Carbon was not to blame, I beat myself, but he was a rock star.. 

I want to give a big thanks to the Pin Oak folks, Haras Dos Cavaleiros, and all the folks that have been supporting WE.. Great job, y'all did a supper job and great hospitality.. 

 
 
 
 
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Working Equitation IALHA USA Nationals "EOH"

The Journey to a USA National Working Equitation Championship

Nothing like a little adversity to build character I always say. "We all know the toughest journeys have the sweetest rewards."~Patty Carlson. Well said Patty because the journey was a tuff one, let me explain:

As I rode Carbon into Watt arena in Fort Worth Texas for the EOH phase, the gate keeper kindly said, "Good luck Randy." I turned to look at her with a crooked smile and replied, "It was not luck that got me here." To play at this level it takes: planning, preparation, talent, tenacity, heart, try, desire, a support team, money, time, blood, sweat, tears, drive, patience, etc, etc…  It would cheapen the win if it was all due to chance.

Little did she know that I have been training Carbon for the last five years and worked the last six months practicing specifically to win this championship, but that is just part of the journey. Three days earlier, I was stuck in a little town in South Carolina looking for a mechanic to repair my truck. The short story is that it took $1,000 and 48 hours to figure out that the catalytic converter was clogged and the water pump needed to be replaced. As you can see by the picture, Carbon supervised the mechanic to make sure the truck met all safety requirements. Now that I spent my mad money, the question was, do I have enough money to make the 3,000 mile and 10 day journey to get to TX and back home? Well we said our good byes to the mechanic and drove straight through to Forth Worth.

With eight exhibitors in level 4, we had our work cut out for us. All the exhibitors were excellent riders and had great horses. We were pretty much on pins and needles the whole time. At this point I trusted in Carbon's training and rode what I brought to the show. I knew he was better than he was a few months ago, but I was not sure if the other fancy horses would kick our butts. We placed 2nd in the dressage phase and I thought we received a 3rd place in speed. After knocking down two polls in the EOH phase, I thought for sure the best we could do is reserve or 3rd place. Carbon and I had no idea we had won until they announced it at the awards.

phoca thumb l carbonshop10Well the rest is history and if it was not for Sierra Nevada Lusitanos prize money, we would not have made it home. So you could say that Carbon earned his ticket home. 

I want to give a special thanks to all of Carbon's fans that watched us on live streaming provided by AndalusianWorld.com. Don't miss the video of our EOH below. We made some mistakes, but Carbon was in good form..

Special Thanks to:

Sierra Nevada Lusitanos... Sponsorship
Andalusianworld.com... Videographer
Moonfyre... Photographer
Amy Star... Show Chair
Susan Watkins ... Scribe
Joao Ralao Duarte... Portuguese judge
USFWE.... Rules/tests
USAWEA...Membership
Ellen Ziemer Rougemont Sport Horse.. Sponsorship
 
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10-18-2008Clinic in Green Bay Wisconsin Wow! What a great weekend in Green Bay Wisconsin! The weather was great and we had an arena full of participants. This was Randy's first clinic held in,,,,Green Bay Wisconsin. The purpose for this clinic was to shoot a...
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08-13-2008A little fun showing Western Pleasure Arabs.  As you can see by the picture below, I have been spending a lot of time this year with Arabian horses. Although I have been working mainly with Arabs, I still work with other breeds. The summer is...
Written on 09/06/2008, 12:27 by admin
6-9-2008Showmanship vs Horsemanship It is all about getting the most out of us and our horse. Wow! Show season is in full swing for many competitors that like to show off their training and their horse's abilities. There are many roads that lead to.....your...
Written on 10/03/2008, 14:50 by admin
march-10th-2008New Site on the Way!Be sure to check out my new site!
Written on 29/01/2008, 13:20 by admin
january-29th-2008Happy new year! Believe it or not, the days are getting longer and spring is around the corner.Our stallions are waiting for their new girlfriends to show up. I would like to say thank you to JMJ Stables for letting me show their Stallion Hollywood at...
Written on 14/01/2008, 12:00 by admin
11-14-2008The long awaited 13:00 minute promotional video is now complete. Until it is up-loaded to this web site you may view a shorten cut of the full video http://www.lwproductionsllc.com/randybyerdemo.htmThis is not a full version, you may email us for your...
Written on 30/11/2007, 13:25 by admin
november-30th-2007We have made an account with PayPal so you can buy our products online.You can now buy bridles and other training tools as well as pay for a clinic or put a deposit down on a clinic online. We have our own line of products and we are trying to keep the...
Written on 23/10/2007, 13:28 by admin
october-23rd-2007A couple of new things to talk about, we have added a new product line of training aids.You will find that the prices are very reasonable with quality in mind. As time goes by, we will be adding more and more items for sale. Also, we are in the process...
Written on 10/10/2007, 13:31 by admin
october-10-2007What a great Clinic Randy & Josh put on! all the riders took home dream horses. The #1 comment was "I took home a different horse than what I brought". We look forward in bringing Josh back next year. We want to give a special thanks to Mary for...
Written on 17/07/2007, 14:40 by admin
july-17th-2007Randy is now on a 5 week break and returned to Washington by request. The 4-H clinic in Spray Oregon went so well that Randy decided to donate one weekend a month to 4-H starting with July 28th 2007. This clinic will be held at his new facility in Graham...
Written on 06/06/2007, 14:42 by admin
june-06-2007Randy has signed on to do a clinic for a 4-H group in Spray Oregon on June 15th-17th. He has also signed on for private lessons with the 4-H group.
Written on 02/05/2007, 14:47 by admin
may-02-2007We are happy to announce a new partnership with Margaret Robey and Sharon Booth of Goldenrod Performances Horses in Redmond Washington.What makes this partnership so special is that they have entrusted their two horse, U.S. Freedom & U.S. Debutant,...
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