Testimonial from Sponsor Misty Caston (WikSmart Coolers)
Here are some pics of how my horse's back changed over a year. The top ones are from July 2015 and the bottom ones are from April 2016. The triangular ones were withers tracings taken from 2" behind the scapula and the rectangular ones are from withers toward croup. As you can see, Adalia gained a lot of muscle and got more even muscling behind left and right shoulders. Her topline lost a lot of the sway as the hole I was sitting in filled in with muscle. This is all due to the way I have been riding her under the tutelage of Jennifer Sappington Truett and the Ride with Your Mind techniques. I like to call it "Riding Strong." Through attention paid to both horse and rider biomechanics, I was able to help my horse's back and Jen helped me with Adalia’s mind as well. These things will add years to the horse's life. This is why I am so excited about this way of riding. It's not only because I want to pursue a specific sport (dressage), but it's because I want to help my horse become and stay strong and healthy as long as possible. And it works!
(Top image in photos is “before,” bottom is “after.”)
DHF Owner and Head Trainer Jen Truett
Dancing Horse Farm owner/head trainer and USEF Developing Program Rider Jennifer Truett is a United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, Silver and Bronze Freestyle Bar recipient, "L" Graduate "with distinction," Certified Instructor through 2nd level and active rider, trainer and competitor in Dressage. She has been an elected USDF Region 2 Participating Member Delegate since 2010 and held the position of USDF Region 2 Education chair for two years. She was the second person in North America to be accredited by Mary Wanless as a Ride With Your Mind(R) (RWYM) coach.
Jen’s biomechanics-focused training methods have been instrumental in the recovery of several horses who were crippled from injuries or EPM, including her own Hanoverian gelding, Lafayette HQ, AKA "Taffy". Taffy was crippled from a longitudinal fracture along his left hind cannon bone when he and Jen found each other in Oct 2009. The humane choice for his breeder/seller was euthanization, but Jen thought she saw a spark in him she wanted to try to ignite.
With her rehabilitation-focused biomechanics work, he not only recovered completely, but made it all the way to Grand Prix, all in a span of only 6 years! They competed in the GP twice in August 2015 earning Jen the prestigious USDF Gold Medal! Along the way, the pair found themselves in the top ten USDF Horse of the Year standings several times in addition to earning multiple Regional champion and reserve neck ribbons.
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Photo credits for banner: From left: Jen Truett on Lafayette HQ Grand Prix, Photo by www.BobTarr.com; Ricos with camper Audrey Rawlins. Photo by Lynda Sappington; Aiden Albers on Apollo, photo by John Sappington. (C) DHF. All photos are used with permission. No reproduction without written permission from Dancing Horse Farm. Banner and Website by Lynda Sappington (C) 2012 DHF