USDF Episode 127: USDF All Breeds Awards/Serpentines/Diagnosing Back Pain in Horses

May 25, 2016

This week we are joined by Awards Committee Chair Peggy Klump to discuss the USDF All-Breeds Award Program, Eliza Romm shares tips on starting and developing serpentine exercises in our Education Segment, and we continue the focus on back pain in dressage horses with part two of a three part series by Dr. Myhre recorded at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention education session named "The Science and Treatment of Back Lameness".

Peggy Klump, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is chair of the USDF Awards Committee, a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, USEF Registered Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge, and USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer,through Second Level. Peggy has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, and her Freestyle Silver Bar.

Eliza Sydnor Romm, Chapel Hill, NC, is a USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer, through Fourth Level. Eliza has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals and trains out of Braeburn Farm in Snow Camp, NC.

Dr.Grant Myhre, DVM, Rochester, NH, has been performing surgeries for over 30 years and is interested in improving diagnostic imaging modalities. Dr. Myhre was the first in northern New England to pioneer innovations from arthroscopy to digital radiology and serves the New England equestrian community at the Myhre Equine Clinic.

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USDF Episode 126: The Masterson Method/Snaffle or Double/Diagnosing Back Pain in Horses

May 18, 2016

This week we are joined by co-author of The Dressage Horse Optimized, Coralie Hughes, to talk about the Masterson Method and how it can benefit dressage horses. In the education segment, Sarah Martin joins us to elaborate on the article, "Snaffle or Double", from the May issue of USDF Connection. We continue the focus on back pain in dressage horses with part one of a three part series by Dr. Myhre recorded at the Adequan®/ USDF Annual Convention education session named "The Science and Treatment of Back Lameness".

Coralie Hughes of Coatesville, IN. is a Masterson Method practitioner and advanced level instructor. Coralie co-authored with Jim Masterson, the "Dressage Movements Revealed" DVD set and the book The Dressage Horse Optimized. Coralie is an L Graduate with Distinction.

Sarah Martin of Blanca, CO, is a member of the USDF Certified Instructor Faculty. She is a Certified Instructor through Fourth Level, an L Graduate with Distinction, as well as having earned her USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals.

Dr.Grant Myhre, DVM, of Rochester, NH, has been performing surgeries for over 30 years and is interested in improving diagnostic imaging modalities. Dr. Myhre was the first in northern New England to pioneer innovations from arthroscopy to digital radiology and serves the New England equestrian community at the Myhre Equine Clinic.

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USDF Episode 125: Major Robert Borg/Auditing the Trainers Conference/Back Pain in Dressage Horses

May 12, 2016

This week the American Dressage Legend series continues with a look at the life of 2003 Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee, Olympian Major Robert Borg. Rachel Saavedra joins us to talk about her experience at this and other FEI- Level Trainers Conferences she has attended over the years. Then in Vet Connections, we start a four part series on back pain; this week, Dr. Wittich discusses back pain in dressage horses.

Rachel Saavedra of San Ramon, CA is a certified Instructor to FEI B level and an Instructor Trainer Senior Faculty member.

Courtney Wittich, MS, DVM of Lexington, KY, received a bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Studies and pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Findlay in Ohio, a master’s degree in Veterinary Epidemiology from Texas A&M, followed by a DVM from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After graduating, Courtney completed a 15-month Sport Horse internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, KY.  In 2014 she returned to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, working in Lexington and Wellington for the Sport Horse Department.

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USDF Episode 124: Insight from a USEF “S” Judge/Why Symmetry is Important

May 4, 2016

This week, Marilyn Heath joins us with her insights from the judges box and Janice Etzold talks about why symmetry is import for every rider and how to practice it. Listen in...

Marilyn Heath of Naples, FL is a USEF Senior Dressage Judge, L Education Program Faculty member, USDF L Program and Judges Committee member, and USDF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Janice Etzold of Bainbridge Island, WA is a USDF Certified Instructor through Second Level and L Program Graduate.

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