Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension on The Horse Show!

My Dressage in the Fourth Dimension interview with Rick Lamb, on The Horse Show, aired this weekend! Click and enjoy!

The Horse Show, with Rick Lamb, is a magazine-style program dealing with all-things-equine! Rick is a great interviewer and his enthusiasm for horses and riding really shine through. And, Rick is an equine author, too, having written the modern classic, The Revolution in Horsemanship, with Dr. Robert M. Miller. He was fun to talk to and I think that you will enjoy listening to our conversation!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension: Testimonial

Just finished up the First Dimension clinic in Maryland. WOW! What an experience. It was thought-provoking, emotional, thrilling, stimulating, and meditative all at the same time!

I also rode in an individual session on Monday, which was totally awesome as we drilled down into some work that would have been difficult in the group situation. Shad felt so light and fluid - it was amazing. I thought he was pretty tired, but once he got home and I put him out in the field, he galloped around, rounding up his buddy - they looked so beautiful running and playing in the field. So I think he had a great time too and is feeling wonderful.

--Kyrie Garrettson, Maryland

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension: Testimonial

I want to tell you what a difference your clinic made in my riding, and my whole life! It’s really interesting to see how not only my relationship with my horses have changed but my relationships with everyone around me has also! I’m a new person, I’ve stepped out side of my comfort zone and into life!

--Amy Sheehy, New York

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension: Testimonial

"Dr. Sherry Ackerman, author of the inspirational book Dressage in the Fourth Dimension returned to the Lower Mainland recently for a clinic. Mentored by Egon von Neindorff and Dr. Henri van Schaik, Sherry is a leading proponent of dressage as a philosophical, spiritual and artistic practice.

The clinic combined yoga, which Sherry relates directly to riding and also to the challenges we ask of our horse, particularly in lateral work; lectures on the finer points of classical vs. competitive dressage (as a professor of philosophy and psychology, her erudite, but very clear explanations are compelling); and riding sessions which emphasize suppleness and softness using only our position, seat and tiny internal muscles we didn't know existed (epsom salts). It is all about very careful and respectful development of the horse.

Sherry teaches throughout the U.S. and Europe (and happily now in B.C.) where her intellect, her warm and enthusiastic encouragement for students at all levels, and her wicked sense of humor create magical and often very moving experiences for participants, and this inevitably leads to a deeper relationship with our equine partners."