Tag: Bailador


Bailador: First Full Piaffe

20th September

Will Faerber demonstrates how to Stretch in the Piaffe and shows you Bailador coming into a full Piaffe for the first time.



Developing Working Trot: Series 1 Bailador

3rd April

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the working trot with Bailador.



Bailador and Will: Schooling Canter

18th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and schooling canter.



Bailador Update: 7-11-2016

12th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador.



Bailador: The Day We Have Waited 3 Years For!

21st March

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and shows you the day we have waited 3 years for.



Bailador Piaffe: Update 2

7th March

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives you an update on Bailador and continues the Piaffe.



Bailador Piaffe: Update 1

21st February

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and the piaffe.



Bailador Counter-Canter

6th January

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador and discusses the counter-canter.



Bailador: Developing Canter

21st December

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives you an update on Bailador and developing the canter.



Bailador In The Zone

25th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on Bailador.



Bailador: Correcting The Canter 1

26th October

Will Faerber works with Bailador to overcome his problems with the canter.



Bailador: Update 6

15th October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber gives you an update on the horse Bailador.



Lezlie and Bailador Update 5

9th February

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber gives you an update on Lezlie and Bailador.



Starting Piaffe with Bailador

2nd August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber demonstrates Piaffe on Bailador.



Bailador Update

12th March

Hello this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I wanted to give you all another update on Bailador. Today is the first day in a year and a half where we are able to ride him without lunging first. Look at how relaxed he is as he goes around the ring!

Once again, this is a horse that had a very badly damaged back. We spent a long time rehabbing his back and now he comes out and is perfectly capable of working relaxed. In our earlier videos, you could clearly see how he was breaking in the neck and had been previously overflexed in the neck from draw-reins. Now you can see that the neck is coming down straight and out, rather than curling back. He is now stretching the entire length of his body. Look how even his stride …



Bailador Connects For The First Time

15th February

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I wanted to share a very special moment with you.In the video, we are showing Bailador, which you have watched come along for a while now. Bailador had extreme mental and physical problems. He was the horse that we showed you that had huge holes in his back. Today is very special because it is the first day that he has ever connected across his back!

It has taken Bailador a year and a half to get to this point. Notice how his neck no longer has a break in it and he is able to bring his neck up for the first time. I’ve literally had to ride this horse with his nose to the ground for the past year and a half because he just could not raise his head, …



Bailador: Update 4

21st October

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I wanted to give you an update on the horse Bailador. In the video we showed you of him when we first started about a year ago, he was hollow and had severe holes throughout his back. We wanted to give you an update on his progress.

Look how nicely he has come up in the withers, when before it was very dropped. In the video you can see that this area is now completely flat, when before he had holes very deep into his back and a total indentation where the old saddle used to sit. In only a year’s time, we were able to completely get rid of that. Also, his neck has thickened up across the topline after starting with quite a u-neck. He was also broken at …



Shoeing: The Mystery of the Break Over

24th July

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I am here with Master Farrier Kenny Lyon, who does all of our horses and who you’ve seen in some of our other videos. We are going to do an update on Bailador. If you all remember, when Bailador came to us his feet were in really bad shape. It’s been about 6 months time now, so Kenny Lyon will show us what is improved and where to go from here.



Bailador Lunging II

27th January

Will Faerber and Karen Loshbaugh from Art2Ride give you an update on Bailador’s progress in lunging.



Merry Christmas: Bailador 4

26th December

Good afternoon this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride here with my lovely wife Karen Loshbaugh to wish you all a very merry Christmas! We are out here today with Bailador, who we introduced you to a few times earlier. Leslie experienced working over his back yesterday, and today Karen will be working him.

As you can see in the video, he has really begun to swing over his back. Bailador is a very big horse, 17.3 or so, and like we see with so many other horses his size, they have been shut down. They have never really been allowed to go in their full gaits because usually someone gets on them that are afraid of the size of the gait and how big the wave is. This horse has a big push through it’s back. So when you go out …



Bailador: Update 2

23rd December

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here with Leslie Johnson and her horse Bailador. We introduced you to Bailador about a week ago, and then it rained for an entire week, so this is only the second day we are able to work after that rain. This is the first time Leslie has been able to ride him getting him into the stretch.

We are looking at what a few days of stretching has done for this horse, after teaching him how to lunge correctly which you saw in the previous video. Now Leslie is learning to get him working over his back herself. When he comes up, she sends him forward with her legs before she does anything with her hands, so that it comes from behind. We’ve been discussing the idea of people riding …



Bailador: Update 1, Lunging

12th December

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and we have been introducing you to our new horse in training, Bailador!

This is about the fifth time I’ve lunged him. He is used to having his head tied down and would brace upward and tighten. This is a horse that used to spook at every little sound and would jump out of his skin, and like so many other horses today is only half trained. If everything is perfect, this horse will kind of go along okay but as soon as something goes wrong he was ready to jump out of his skin and buck. After only a few days, he is already starting to relax and stretch into the contact. Notice how long I have the side reins on this horse, just like we have shown you in other videos. …



Bailador: Introduction

12th December

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here with a new horse that has come in for training for about two weeks. I thought it would be a good opportunity for us to see what kind of changes we can make over that kind of time.

This is Bailador who belongs to a woman from Los Angeles. He is a ten year old and a registeredĀ OldenburgĀ and interestingly enough he is actually the son of the stallion we have here named Contigo. As you can see he has a rather long back and is a very large horse and has had quite a few back problems and soreness. His back is looking pretty good today when a week ago he would flinch away from your hand. I have already worked him for a total of five days, three …




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Dressage as it is meant to be is an understanding of how to best optimize a horse's movement and ability to carry a rider, surely a benefit for any horse, any discipline. It is also important in maintaining your horse's safety, soundness and sanity.

Barb and Perhaps: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 4

Barb and Perhaps demonstrate the World Dressage Federation Foundation Level 1 Test 4 with Will’s commentary.

Amber and Legolas: WDF Foundation Level 1 Test 6

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Video Critique: Julie and Barbie Submission 1

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Julie and gives suggestions for further improvement.

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