Resources

Check back as Shelby will be updating this section through the coming months.

This section will hold materials Shelby herself has used, read, studied or otherwise come to know.

Books

From Xeonphon Press

All the Racinet books. “Another Horsemanship” is a good foundation for any style horsemanship to start with. Good horsemanship.

The Legacy of Master Nuno Oliveira by Stephanie Millham

The Touch of Eternity by Manuel de Oliveira It’s more than horsemanship, it’s about us finding balance in life and becoming better people.

 

Inspiration

The Circle has healing power. In the Circle, we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Sacred Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant. It is this completeness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet.

–Dave Chief, Oglala Lakota

Online Learning

NEW! Enjoy some FREE “Virtual Arena” videos by clicking this link.

D,N Classroom I feel like Karen’s monthly classroom membership is the most well edited and clearly conveyed, she uses isolation and slo mo videography to educate the viewer in ways that are truly effective and easy to understand.

D,N Virtual Arena If you are unable to attend a Sweet Spot clinic with your horse, here’s your answer! Particularly great for independent learners. This is a 6 week online course that will take you through the Sweet Spot clinic material. Online coaching available, contact Shelby for further info.

Shopping

The Lindell Sidepull The best fitting version of a nicely constructed sidepull I’ve used. The unique design inhibits the side pieces from being pulled up into the horse’s eyes.

Kerry Kuhn Training Halter A new concept on an old friend. Sliding rings help make a natural transition between a sidepull and a bit.

D,N Reins Not as thick as most rope reins, but with all the benefits of rope reins. The connectors to the bit are leather and not snaps. They now conveniently come with a marker to indicate center (no more electrical tape!)

Videos/DVDs

Classical Dressage Parts 1,2,3 & 4 Philippe Karl DVDs Takes you through the development of a horse in the school of légèreté.

Getting Started in Lightness taught by Jean Claude Racinet DVD Lisa Maxwell shows us what she’s learned in the style of Jean Claude Racinet.

7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman Another good progression of horsemanship from the ground to under saddle applicable to all styles of riding.

Websites

Academic Art of Riding Considered quite the colorful character by many people I find his teaching and how he interprets the old masters fascinating.

The Baroque Equestrian Games http://baroquegames.net/

“Dressage, Naturally” http://dressagenaturally.net/ Home of Karen Rohlf’s Dressage, Naturally information, videos, etc.

“The Horse Ranch” Glenn Stewart’s online presence. http://www.thehorseranch.com/

Lisa Maxwell’s Dressage Website Introduces the reader to the four main tenets of French classical dressage and gives you an introduction to Lisa’s teaching.

Philippe Karl home website Takes you through the development of a horse in the school of légèreté.

Clinics:

Road to the Horse, Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY – Shelby will be immersed in inspirational natural horsemanship in this colt starting competition.