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Karen Loshbaugh

Karen Loshbaugh

Co-founder of Art2Ride Classical Foundation Training, which includes an Art2Ride Training Centre and an available online systematic program for developing horses.

Despite my success on the show circuit as a hunter/jumper and later becoming a USDF Dressage Silver medallist, I felt dissatisfaction in what I was seeing in the warm up area and in the show ring. A lot of unhappy, frustrated horses being forcefully ridden. I felt like I was being taught to fight against the horse instead of creating a willing partner. As I became a trainer myself, I knew I was still missing an important element to my riding.

Riding in a clinic with Will Faerber (co-founder of Art2Ride) provided an insight into the education behind that elusive element and brought my riding/training to a completely different dimension. The missing element is engagement and connection over the top line. Developing horses using Classical Foundation Training has resulted in the harmony and lightness I was seeking, regardless if I was jumping, trail riding or schooling dressage. What a pleasure to work with horses that are (or will become) eager and willing to work, beginning and ending in complete relaxation. This is available and achievable for any owner/rider willing to put the time in and follow a system that puts the horse first.

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Education Session

Developing engagement - classical training

Art2Ride is a classical foundation training system of developing engagement and the explanation of the biomechanics of how to engage a horse's back. It is a system based on gymnastically progressive exercises which follows a step by step approach to which any horse person can follow if they are prepared to put the best interest of the horse first. The result is a relationship that is not adversarial but works within the discipline and is becoming a lost art on how to develop a horse's back.

Thursday 15 November 4.00pm - 4.45pm Barastoc Arena, Epsom Pavilion

Developing engagement - classical training

Art2Ride is a classical foundation training system of developing engagement and the explanation of the biomechanics of how to engage a horse's back. It is a system based on gymnastically progressive exercises which follows a step by step approach to which any horse person can follow if they are prepared to put the best interest of the horse first. The result is a relationship that is not adversarial but works within the discipline and is becoming a lost art on how to develop a horse's back.

Friday 16 November 5.00pm - 5.45pm Barastoc Arena, Epsom Pavilion