Tag: miracle


Developing Working Trot: Miracle: Series 3

17th April

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride continues the series of developing the working trot.



Miracle: Jumping 1

28th January

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber gives you an update on the horse Miracle and introduces jumping.



Miracle and Amber Full Lesson 1

8th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride shows you a full lesson of Miracle and Amber.



Miracle: Update 5

11th February

San Diego horse trainer Will Faerber gives an update on the rescue horse, Miracle.



Miracle: Update 4

7th January

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives an update on the horse Miracle.



Miracle Update 3

5th November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride gives you an update on the rescue horse Miracle.



Miracle’s First Trot Under Saddle

7th August

Hello this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today we are giving you another update on the horse Miracle. Today is the first day that we have him in the trot under saddle.

Look how nicely he is already looking in the trot. If you get your horse established correctly, and are great in the lunge, then you get on and it’s no big deal. Miracle is going to turn into a very nice horse. Again, this is the first time we have had him under saddle and you can see how easy it is when we prepared everything else before we started this.

Once again, this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride with my associate trainer Amber Matusek and we will see you next time!



Miracle Update 3: Mounting

24th July

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber gives an update on the rescue horse Miracle and discusses mounting.



Miracle Update 2

24th July

Hello this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today we are doing an update on the rescue horse Miracle. Miracle has been here with us for about six weeks now, and he has gone from being a nervous uptight horse to standing in the cross ties absolutely beautifully.

We started introducing the saddle to him just this week and he is coming out and stretching out into the contact quite nicely and getting over his back, just like we want him to do. If you look, his coat and whole body has improved already.

The way we work with these young horses is to take them directly out to the arena and never make them stand still in the cross ties until after working, that is why he stands so nicely in the cross ties now. Now he stands perfectly in the …



Miracle: Update 1

7th June

Hello this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I am giving you an update on the rescued horse, Miracle. It’s about two weeks from our first video where we were just lunging him around in a bridle and just getting him to go around us. Now we are introducing the surcingle with some long side reins so he has something to contact his mouth and get used to carrying a little bit. He is beginning to go around much nicer now and becoming much more civilized in the barn and stable.

When we work young horses like this, especially ones that are unpredictable, the last thing we expect them to do is stand in cross ties. We take them right out of the pen and directly to where they are going to work and then when they are finished working …



Miracle: First Lunge In Ring

24th May

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today we are lunging Miracle for the first time in an actual ring. We lunged him two days in a round pen with a wall to help us out a little bit.

Today when we brought him out, he was a little fractious when we started, but it only took him about five minutes to settle down. Notice we don’t have any tack on him whatsoever and we are just lunging him in a halter. I just want him to get the idea of going around in a circle. Over the next few weeks, we will start adding tack: surcingle and then a saddle. Of course we will not ride the horse until he has quieted his mouth. We will start with the bridle next time.

As you can see in the video, …



Rescued Horse: Miracle, Introduction

24th May

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I want to introduce you to a rescue horse. This is Miracle.

My student Abigail in Las Vegas found this horse that belonged to a man who had him tied to a post and fed him unmercifully. He was skin and bones and had cuts all over his body. He was two years old then and is now four. She bought him from the man, so that she could rescue him and prevent anything else that man would do to him. He has had a little bit of light work over there, but she sent him to us so that we could help him out.
As we pan around and look at Miracle, you can see that he has no topline whatsoever. He isn’t in the bad shape that he was in …




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 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

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the world dressage federation level 1 test 6. Amber and Legolas Demonstrate.

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.

**Correction, the Clinic Will...