Katrin Silva grew up riding dressage in Germany before moving to the United States at age 19 to learn to train Western horses. She has since realized that good riding is always good riding, no matter which type of saddle a horse is wearing. Katrin is a regular BestHorsePractices columnist. She lives in New Mexico, where she has spent 30 years working with horses and riders from many different walks of life.
Her Presentation with Amy Skinner:
10 Ways to tell whether training is going in the right direction
The road to a well-trained horse is not a single, clearly marked path. Owners who want to do right by their equine partners may find themselves scratching their heads in confusion. There’s so much information from so many sources that it can be hard to decide which way to go. But if you listen, your horse will tell you whether you are on the right track.
Amy and Katrin will demonstrate, with novice and more advanced horses, 10 ways to tell whether your training is going in a good direction. Learn to see flexibility in movement, differences in contact, changes in transitions, and more during this duo’s arena presentation.
On Day Two of the Summit, they will also ride as part of Jec Ballou’s demonstration on the benefits of Cross Training and Versatility.