Tag: trot


Barb and Perhaps: Developing the Sitting Trot #1

15th December

This video shows how to develop the sitting trot.



Developing Working Trot: Miracle: Series 3

17th April

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



Developing Working Trot: Series 2: Zoolander Lunge

14th April

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



Developing Working Trot: Series 1 Bailador

3rd April

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



Legolas and Amber: Collection Walk and Trot 11-24-16

23rd November

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride shows collection in the walk and trot.



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.



Feugo: Working Trot Mounted 1

27th October

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the working trot mounted on Fuego.



Feugo: Developing Working Trot On The Lunge

26th October

Will Faerber works with Feugo to bring him into a higher level frame in the working trot on the lunge.



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.



Amber and Zen: Reschooling Ex-Race Horse

15th April

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



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.



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!



Fully Developed Working Trot

14th December

Good morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and today I wanted to give you an update on Amber and Legolas.

Legolas is just beginning to come into a new frame and is beginning to develop collection. As you can see in the video, he is able to stay up in the bridle and is not breaking over in the third vertebrae and is thrusting much deeper. Go back and compare earlier videos of Legolas and you will see that he was going a lot faster in his footfalls but without nearly the depth of suspension that we see now, that is the depth of compression of the hind legs. No matter how much we ask the horse to collect, you always need to come back to the full length of the stride.

Amber demonstrates a complete working trot where he is …



Lengthening The Stride In The Trot: Beginning

5th December

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride here with Amber Matusek and her horse Legolas. Today we are going to work a little on lengthening.

Now that we have the horse stabilized in the bridle and she is able to sit to the trot quite nicely without losing his back, we can lengthen in the trot. With a young horse, it is a good idea to rise a couple of strides after the sitting trot and then ask him to lengthen. Look how beautiful he lengthens his stride! Look how he flowed out and his neck got a little bit longer. In the sitting trot, she reaches up and the poll stays up. This was a horse that was very badly broken in the neck, and we are just getting to the point where we can do this without him breaking …



3 Year Old: First Work In Trot Under Saddle

14th August

Good Morning this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and I thought I would share this moment with you. This is Carrie Underwood and her three year old horse, Fancy. Fancy has had about a year off or so and we just lunged her a couple of times and got her stretching into the contact. This is the first time that Carrie has trotted her since then. I wanted you to see how beautifully this horse is working over it’s back!

My point that I want to make is how easy it is to work horses that haven’t been started in a wrong way. This horse is coming out and going forward and stretching right into the contact beautifully. She has beautiful rhythm and you can see how much she is thrusting off the ground already after only a couple weeks of …



Sheila and Gabilon

26th August

This is Will Faerber from Art2Ride and we are looking at Sheila Montera on Gabilon. Gabilon is another one that started a few years back. He is a quarter horse/thoroughbred mix that has had a lot of health problems and stiffness problems, but Sheila has been working him over his back and now he is starting to swing and have a big active stride. We are showing you videos like these to show you what we are doing.

Sheila is another student who only rides with me every few months when she can or when I can get to her, and she has done a very good job of doing this all on her own in between lessons getting the horse to stretch and develop beautifully. Sheila demonstrates a working trot for us, bringing him up without losing the back only …



The Rising Trot Part 2

14th July

Hi this is Will Faerber from Art2Ride with Karen Loshbaugh and our horse Zoolander. We have just given you a little dissertation on the rising trot and we have shown you what it looks like when its correct and you have a horse that is working through the back. The main point being is the horse working through the back is the main thing that lets you sit to the trot or rise to the trot correctly.

So what we are going to show you now is what happens when things aren’t going correctly. Karen is going to slow the horse down to where he is not really in a working trot anymore and the horse loses that rhythm. Watch what that does to her rising trot,  she has to labor and push her shoulders up and lift herself out of …



The Horse’s Full Range Of Motion

3rd February

This is Karen Loshbaugh on Perhaps, and today we are going to once again do a demonstration, with a horse that has a more advanced level of training.

This horse has shown through I1 successfully, Karen won her silver medal on the horse. It has been trained exclusively by us for some 5 years or so. We are going to demonstrate how we begin at the same place. These foundation exercises, developing the horse through the top line are something that you do at every level of training. You should always come back to it to relieve the tension across the horse’s back, and that is why they are so much more willing to work because we are letting them out of that tension.

So now what we are going to do is Karen is going to bring the horse up and …



How To Develop the Sitting Trot

23rd January

So today, we are talking about introducing the young horse to the sitting trot.

The biggest mistake that most people make with this, is they sit too long. Young horse’s backs take quite a while to form, so if you just drop your stirrups (as so many people do), you will probably end up hollowing the back of the horse, because the horse won’t be able to sustain it.

So, when your first beginning the sitting trot on a horse, what you want to do is get them into the stretch, and then only sit in the stretch. This teaches the rider independence as well. My student Sarah in this video, is working with a horse that has only had a few weeks of dressage training, and is learning to stretch. To get him back in place, she waits a moment till she …




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...