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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 …

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The Swing in Balance

In Education, General, Guest by Micaela Love2 Comments

~The Swing in Balance ~ By Marie Iserbyt There is a lot to say about balance. Micaela Love inspired me to think about it from the first day we met and it kept coming up during the time I studied with her. When I think about balance I think of harmony. There is no fight or struggle in true balance. …

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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‚Äôs 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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Proud Ambassador of Goode Rider Clothing

In General, Personal by Micaela Love1 Comment

I am proud to announce that I have recently been selected to act as an Ambassador for the equestrian fashion brand, GOODE RIDER!!! If you know me outside of the barn, you know that I have always had a passion for fashion. With Lorna Goode and Kristin Calandra’s mission being to create clothes that you take you “from the barn …

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Going For The Gold! Again………

In Education, General, The Salt Block by Micaela LoveLeave a Comment


I just returned from a “launch party” for dressage rider and Para-Olympian, Lauren Barwick.

I first met Lauren in 2009 while studying with Pat Parelli in Pagosa Springs, CO. This was just one year after Lauren won gold & silver in Beijing with her beautiful mare, Maile. There was no time wasted for Lauren! She had hitched herself to Pat and was gearing up for the next Olympic games.

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A Lesson with Herwig Radnetter

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

For over a decade Valhalla Farm and Herwig Radnetter, of the Spanish Riding School, have been in cahoots. I never got the exact story of how the two came together, however, it was reasoned that this distinguished teacher has been making his way across the Atlantic to Wellborn, FL for the past sixteen years!