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Creating Confidence with Contact

In Education, General, The Salt Block by Micaela Love1 Comment

Upon request I have created a video to demonstrate the rein sequence I created after years of fixing horses and their confidence issues with the bit. Ideally this sequence would be implemented when very first introducing contact with the bit!  In the video you will see a horse who was conditioned to believe the bit was a barrier, and, something …

Evolving Connection from the Ground up!

In The Salt Block by Micaela LoveLeave a Comment

What an honor to have the opportunity to teach alongside one of my mentors, Ezra Marrow!  On July 22nd Ezra and I will be leading a 1-Day clinic (presentation and lecture on July 21st 5:00-7:00pm) at Evolution Equestrian Center on Lone Star Rd. in Auburn, CA.   Ezra has worked deeply over the past 10 years to specifically apply what …

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The Sideways Dance (VIDEO)

In Education, The Salt Block, Video by Micaela Love7 Comments

Put your Seven Games to the test by incorporating them into this flowing pattern! The “Sideways Dance” is a great way to build connection, test your horse’s yields and most of of all, build YOUR leadership and tool savvy! Enjoy and forgive me for the poor audio quality:)

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Giraffe Head Syndrome: Fixing Biomechanical Problems in the Foundation

In Education, General, Guest, Student, The Salt Block by Micaela Love3 Comments

A few weeks ago, Tessa and her horse Casper trailered from the Santa Cruz area to come into training for her winter break between semesters. Tessa’s goal is English pleasure, but despite hours of working on her freestyle skills and having a fairly nice foundation, she wanted her horse to carry himself well as she began to work on Level …

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A Costa Rican Adventure

In Personal, Student, The Salt Block by Micaela LoveLeave a Comment

  There are only 2 spaces left on this year’s Costa Rica Horse Trek! This will be my 2nd year partnering with Sabanero Horse Ventures to bring Natural Horsemanship to their 10 day excursion. I will be facilitating the “matchmaking” between horse and rider. Then, offering a 2-day clinic to make sure everyone is not only safe and connected with …