Living my dreams

As a young person, I dreamed of horses and becoming a painter.  That’s a childhood era drawing (on the left).   That’s not my dream equine conformation but, what the heck, I’ve owned horses that looked like that and I loved every inch of them. From childhood through high school, I dabbled in many mediums and gave my …

DVD excerpt

This DVD video clip is from “Bringing It Together, an approach to a lighter and happier dressage horse.” It demonstrates the results that …

7 Clinics DVD excerpt

  VIDEO: While Buck Brannaman and his students ride, Betty narrates a segment on “untracking a horse,” explaining what this exercise means to both the horse and rider.   …

Hunting for the Hindquarters

Sometimes, I feel like a one trick pony.  My answer to multiple horse/rider problems… “ride the hindquarters.”   That’s become my personal mantra, too.   …

Emulating Ray (part two)

Combining Softness and Power It’s my observation that lots of Western riders can get their horses soft, while lots of English riders …

Emulating Ray Hunt

Ray Hunt had a profound impact on my riding.  In spite of the fact, I’m keenly interested in dressage and Ray was …