I just couldn’t resist bragging on Sandra Hagan, who finished one of our on line courses earlier this year. Just look at Sandra’s graduation photo, which has captured her reaching to stroke her horse.
Photo shop a top hat and tails and it would be a totally believable advanced dressage rider.
Sandra lives on a station in outback Queensland and is a competitive campdrafter – i.e. she works cattle in a yard and then steers them around at high speed. Like many other riders on the course, Sandra brought a wealth of other riding experience to the course as well.
Millie is a stock horse who works cattle on the station too.
Just look at the way Millie is elevating her back and using her hind end. There is many a dressage rider who would like to be working a horse this nicely. This riding position, combined with the horse’s side of the work we teach produces great results much faster than you would think – that’s why we called the new program Fast Track to Brilliant Riding.
This is what Sandra said in her email to me:
Without practising or even thinking about it the seat position has become automatic – kind of real cool as most things I have to repeat, work hard at to finally get results and learn before it becomes a habit.
Well that’s the fabulous thing about the riding seat work that we do on the on line courses – it DOESN’T take practice, because we have figured out how to re-program our muscle memories into the best riding position for us. Very cool for creating great new habits quickly…