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  • Mountain View Sport Horses
    Mountain View Sport Horses is located in San Luis Obispo and is owned by Jackie Ahl-Eckhaus. The farm is dedicated to breeding and training quality dressage prospects for the professional and amateur rider. Over the course of 20 years the breeding program, which began as a dream has blossomed into a reality with success in the breeding ranks of the KWPN-NA, open Sport Horse breed shows and open dressage competitions through the FEI levels. The goal is simple, find the best bred and talented stallions to pair with the farms well bred and talented mares. As a breeder, it gives Jackie great pleasure to compete and win with the horses she has bred, raised and trained. The primary focus of MVSH is breeding Dutch Warmbloods. Selecting the best dressage bloodlines through the use of frozen semen, Jackie is able to continually improve the quality. Movement, conformation and disposition are bred...
  • Katrina Sanders Classical Equitation
    Do you desire to work towards seamless transitions, perfect rhythm and precise control over your horses tempo? The process of developing advanced levels of communication is highlighted in the new disciplines of Cowboy Dressage® and Western Dressage. Designed with the western horse in mind, both organizations honor the time tested philosophies of classical dressage, keeping the physical, mental and emotional balance of the horse in the forefront of training and competition. While partnership with the horse is the desire of all riding disciplines, for Cowboy Dressage® and Western Dressage this is the central idea behind training, coaching, showing and judging. Both organizations emphasize the utilization of classical dressage principles to enhance the western horse, regardless of breed or background. Many horses who compete are also active competitors in other western disciplines and riders find that using dressage training principles improves the overall balance and quality of all work. Here are...
  • Michael Johnston Photography
    Michael Johnston is a retired educator pursuing her dream of producing fine art photographs with emphasis on equines. Her love for photography began as a child inspired by her aunt who took stunning black and white photos and developing them in her darkroom. Horses at liberty are a special inspiration in Michael’s work. Michael developed her keen eye and aesthetic through years of independent study and honed her craft in digital photography at Light Photographic Workshops, Los Osos with instructors Hal and Victoria Schmitt, among others. She studied with equine fine art photographers Tony Stromberg, Scott Trees, Carien Schippers and Sherron Sheppard; and continues to explore new methodologies through online training. In May, 2016, Michael traveled to Portugal with Tony to photograph Lusitano horses at various stud farms around Lisbon. Michael notes, “Photographing horses at liberty and wranglers doing what they do are my focus. I want to capture the...
  • Jeannette Burrows CMT~Three Stretches to Improve Fitness – Stretch #1
    Three Stretches to Improve Fitness in Your Horse Stretch #1 Shoulder and Foreleg Regardless if you are an equine professional or new to horse ownership we all want to keep our horses healthy and fit. Incorporating stretching into your equine training or fitness program can have many benefits. By increasing flexibility you lessen the susceptibility of injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments, you can improve range of motion, coordination, and recovery time after exercise. To insure maximum benefit is being gained from stretching, I am advising light physical activity to warm up the muscles. A lap or two around the barn at a brisk walk will suffice. STRETCH #1 – SHOULDER AND FORELEG This stretch addresses the Flexor and Extensor muscles from the knee (carpals) to the elbow, the Pectorals in the chest, the Triceps from the elbow to the scapula, the Deltoids from the shoulder to the withers, the...