is like coming home for Elaine.
And it makes her Spirit soar!
Elaine's preference has always been to ride Western. But along
the way most of her instructors have been primarily English oriented, and
particularly toward the dressage end. At times this had a push-me-pull-you
feeling for Elaine, but it always seemed to work just fine for the horses. Then,
in 2012, she met Eitan Beth-Halachmy while organizing that year's Centered
Symposium and discovered the joys of Cowboy Dressage®.
Suddenly everything fit!
provides a systematic way for Elaine's students to put their awareness and
alignment skills into action. And it is so-o-o fun! Elaine even has English and
endurance riders that join her gatherings. Whether riders have the urge to
compete or they just want an application for riding that has a bonus of great
training for both horse and rider, Cowboy Dressage®
fits the bill.
The Cowboy Dressage®
philosophy really appeals. It puts kindness to the horse in the spotlight. And
the scoring system for the competition backs up the ideal. Cowboy Dressage®
provides a systematic application for bringing the Western horse along with good
classical training goals and methods. The Cowboy Dressage®
court has been reinvented to simply make sense. The tests have been created and
customized to accentuate and challenge the movements and skills of the Western
Cowboy Dressage® is more than
Retreats that combine clinic experiences with traditional
western activities, such as trail riding, working cows, good food, music and
dancing are equally attended by competitors and riders that just want to help
their horse. And the best part is the camaraderie of all the people involved! Cowboy Dressage®
has an authentic grass roots feel and a professional ethic that exudes
Starting in 2015, Elaine was listed as Clinician, Lessons, Training,
and Resource by
World. In April 2016 Elaine earned her Recommended Cowboy Dressage Judge
status. In October 2016 she qualified as a Cowboy Dressage Clinician Level 1. Elaine is a member of the Cowboy Dressage World Professional Association.
To look more deeply into Elaine's past experience,
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