Tag: Educating The Rider’s Eye


Art2Ride Selected By Feedspot As Top Horse Training Blog!!

10th January

Art2ride was just selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 75 Horse Training Blogs on the web!

Top 75 Horse Training Blogs and Websites For Horse Trainers



Art2Ride Experience: Inspirational Video By Miriam

15th December

Inspirational Video From Miriam About Her Experience With Art2Ride.



Amber and Legolas Demonstrate Collection 1

8th August

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses collection and Amber and Legolas demonstrate the collection.



Educating Your Eye: Miriam Johansson

27th June

Miriam Johansson discusses what she has learned so far from Art2Ride.



Nina Bake Interview with Karen Loshbaugh for Art 2 Ride

18th February

Nina and Karen talk about Nina’s experience in California with everyone at Art 2 Ride.



Salinera Connects In The Working Trot For the First Time

15th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gets Salinera to connect in the working trot for the first time.



Art2Ride Ohio Clinic with Will Faerber of Art2Ride Oct 2015

28th October

This video is a peak at the Art2Ride Clinic in Ohio at Sand Hill Stables. October 3rd and 4th Will Faerber flew in from CA to teach at this clinic and give private lessons out of Sand Hill Stable. Will comes to Ohio every 6 months. If you want to ride in his clinic or take a private lesson get in touch with Cindy Sladek.



Recognizing Topline Development

30th September

Mr. Faerber shows you what to look for as your horse’s back develops.



Announcing European Clinics 2016

23rd September

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride announces the 2016 European Clinics!

If you are interested in hosting an Art2Ride clinic during our time in Europe, please contact us at: admin@art2ride.com .

To donate to Art2Ride’s GoFundMe project, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/zqb9qg



Summer Review: Music video, “It’s Time”.

30th July

Clips of all our friends around the world taken from recent videos set to Music!

Video of the song, “It’s Time”. by Will Faerber and Cathouse Thursday.
Available on iTunes.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that Swing!



Barb and Perhaps The Perfect School Horse

26th June

Will Faerber discusses the importance of learning on a correctly trained horse and brings us up to date on Barb and Perhap’s development as Barb begins to develop a feel for the correct position of the horse’s back.



Developing Collection Part 3

5th June

Will Faerber continues our series on developing collection. In this session Will works the horse in hand to develop the piaffe.



Schooling the Young Horse 2: Will and Salinera

5th June

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride continues the series of schooling the young horse with Salinera.



Schooling The Young Horse 1: Will and Feugo

2nd June

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride schools a young horse and takes you through the process step by step.



Developing Collection Part 2

1st June

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses day two of our week long series on Developing Collection. Today we focus on the canter.



Fitting and Using a Double Bridle Part 1

11th May

Karen Loshbaugh from Art 2 Ride explains how to correctly fit a double bridle and discusses how to use it.



Will Faerber Discusses the World Cup

28th April

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the World Cup.



Amber and Zen: Reschooling Ex-Race Horse

15th April

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses reschooling an ex-race horse.



Equine Omega Complete Clinic Sponsorship

6th April

San Diego Horse Trainer discusses the product Equine Omega Complete and how it may benefit booking future long distance clinics.
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Educating The Riders Eye: Working Vs Collected Trot

1st March

Will Faerber from Art2Ride demonstrates for you the difference between a working and a collected trot.



Training tip: Get your horse in the zone

24th February

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses training tips for horses.



Year In Review Music Video

1st February

Some of the best moments from all the videos from last year set to the song, “I’d Survive” composed and performed by Will Faeber and Cathouse Thursday. Available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/cathouse-thursday/id386932311?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Dedicated to all those who care.

Keep up the good work in the new year.



Understanding Nuno Oliveira

28th December

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses Nuno Oliveira.



Art2Ride Introduces Dr. Robson

11th December

In this video, Art2Ride introduces Dr. Robson.



Kyle and Rio Clinic from Edmonton

5th November

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



Update from Edmonton, Canada

19th September

Here is a progress report on the horse that Shantel Perreal gave a demonstration with on our last visit to Edmonton.



Educating The Rider’s Eye

25th April

San Diego Horse Trainer, Will Faerber, educates the rider’s eye.



Recognizing Back Development Part 2

19th September

Will Faerber from Art 2 Ride continues his discussion on how to recognize back development with Dr Adrianna Moore DVM from an equine chiropractor’s point of view.



Recognizing Back Development

19th September

Good morning, this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I am here with Jodi Anderson and her horse Casanova. We had a question come in a couple days ago from someone who is working their horse and developing and they wanted to know how to recognize if the horse is developing it’s topline.

It is quite simple because you will see the topline change. By topline I mean the point in the middle of the horse’s ears all the way back to it’s tail. If you look at the horse in the video, you can see how the top of his neck muscles are lit up and the bottom of his neck muscles look very soft, but he’s reaching out from the shoulder. Look how evenly his diagonal pairs are moving (the outside hind leg with the inside foreleg), that is …



Dressage Secrets: Outside Leg

21st August

Hi this is Will Faeber from Art2Ride with my lovely wife Karen Loshbaugh and we are going to tell you about one of the secrets of dressage. In an earlier video we talked about how the legs are used and how the leg can be used to make the horse move sideways, straight forward or when we come underneath to engage the horse’s back. One of the things that most people have wrong when I see their position is the outside leg. The outside leg is one of the keys to getting a horse to bend correctly.

Usually when I tell people to put the outside leg back, they usually swing the leg back from the knee and they think that means to put the leg back. What that does as you will feel when you try this at home is …



Olympic Dressage 2012

6th August

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I wanted to take a moment to talk about the 2012 Olympic games. At this point in the competition we have seen the 3 day events and the first two days of the dressage, and it’s been a very interesting Olympic games for everybody who is concerned about the welfare of the animals and I think we are finally seeing a little change in everything this year.

First I want to congratulate the British team, and Carl Hester especially, for showing us the way back to some kind of sanity in the horse business. Here we see a man that is training his own horses from the beginning, developing them classically and now winning on the Olympic stage. It is so wonderful to see someone who is doing it right, showing that these practices such …



The Rider’s Hands

9th May

Good morning, this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today we are looking at Karen Loshbaugh riding a young Arab that we started from basically barely halter broke. He is just beginning to come into the phase of just beginning to take contact with the bridle. So the question that we are going to try and answer today is: What do you do with your hands in the stretch?

Lets talk about a few concepts of that. The main thing with the hands as Mr. Olivera used to say is, “The best hands in the world simply work like a pair of side reins” (They limit the length of the rein). They simply don’t give every time the horse pulls.  But better than a pair of side reins, they can actually maintain contact with the horse, and of course adjust to …



Your Horse May Surprise You

25th April

This is Will Faerber from Art2Ride, and we are in Irvine Park today giving a clinic.

My wife is riding a horse named Kyro, who started working with us in a clinic only a few short weeks ago. He is a draft cross, who I think when he started with us in the first clinic, had never been stretched and looked like a very shortened draft horse. This is a perfect example of when we sometimes find horses in interesting places and they surprise us!

Most people are often surprised by how well their horses can move. These horses that they thought would never be capable of doing dressage, and yet once they see them begin to light up their toplines and move correctly through the back, they see how differently they can look.

This horse looked very hollow-backed, as you can see …



How Do You Evaluate Where to Begin With a Horse/Rider You’ve Never Seen Before?

I first look at the foundation of the training and the development of the horse…



From the Blog!

Join me as I post weekly blogs covering many topics relating to Classical Foundation Training. I have intentionally left out the word "dressage" because many people have a negative association with the prevalent "crank and spank" approach or that it is a sport for only those who are afraid to jump.

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 1

Barb and Perhaps ride through Foundation Level Test 1. Will calls the test on the first test then we see the test again with...

Video Critique: Natalie and Bacetto Submission 2

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

Art2Ride Lesson: Kristen & Contigo

Art2Ride Lesson with Kristen and Contigo.