Monthly Archives: July 2014

“The Riding Doctor” story

I was very excited when, in March of 2013, I signed a contract with Trafalgar Square Books (TSB) to republish my self-published book: Ride in Balance. The subsequent year was spent editing and improving the original book. It was a terrific experience to work with editors and designers with such vast knowledge preparing a book […]

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Mindfulness applied to Movement

My program of teaching pilates took a very positive turn about a year ago, while my life descended into chaos.

Why the chaos? Simple – my husband of over 30+ years announced one Sunday afternoon that he was moving to another city – without me. No discussion, no chance for compromise, absolutely no warning. He was […]

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RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

So happy to come back to Anne Appleby’s Creekside Farm for a clinic November 20-22. We usually have private riding lessons Thursday afternoon, a movement class off-horse Thursday evening, and then more riding lessons all day Friday and Saturday. Contact Anne for more information: anneoly@comcast.net

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More posture studies….

Yes, I’m a student of posture. It interests me on so many levels – mental well-being, physical well-being, function, efficiency, harmony.

So, I’m off to study another aspect by attending a conference in Texas called: The Posture of Meditation. Excited.

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RiderPilates at Creekside Farm, Olympia, WA

I’ll be back at Anne Appleby’s lovely Creekside Farm in Olympia, WA to teach a 2 1/2 day clinic. We’ll start Friday afternoon, August 15, with lessons and a movement class, and continue with lessons Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17. Contact Anne for more information: anneoly@comcast.net

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RiderPilates at ODS Youth Summer Camp

I’ll return to the beautiful Devonwood Equestrian Center this August to teach off-horse movement classes to the enthusiastic students at the ODS Youth Summer Dressage Camp:   http://www.oregondressage.com/youth-summercamp.html

It is so much fun to work with our future riders and trainers. Thank you, Jessica Rattner, for including me in this program.

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The Riding Doctor book release party and Open House

Please join me on Sunday afternoon, August 3, 2014, 3-7pm, for a get together celebrating summer and the release of my new book: The Riding Doctor: A Prescription for Healthy, Balanced, Beautiful Riding, Now and for Years to Come, published by Trafalgar Square Books. We’ll enjoy snacks and drinks and the good company of fellow […]

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RiderPilates at Pony Club Camp!

I am excited to present and teach at the 2014 upper level Pony Club Camp this summer at Aspen Farm. I’ll be doing a seminar on Friday August 1, and teaching on Saturday, August 2. Hope to see you there!

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RiderPilates studies posture!

I am traveling to Long Beach, CA, to learn what is new in the study of posture. The conference: Perceptual Organization of Posture and Coordination, will be taught by Mary Bond. I’ll post comments on the conference, and I look forward to incorporating new ideas of posture and postural support in my teaching.

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RiderPilates in Maple Valley for a clinic

I’ll travel to Maple Valley for a day of teaching lessons. The clinic is organized by Julie Schepper. Contact Julie for information: zydecogr@aol.com

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