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USDF Episode 131: Master Dressage/EPM Part 2

USDF Episode 131: Master Dressage/EPM Part 2

June 22, 2016

This week, #1 Best Selling Author Peter Dove joins us to discuss the new edition of his book Master Dressage. In Vet Connections, Dr. Stephen Reed from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital joins us for part two of an in-depth discussion on equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).

Peter Dove, Hungerford, UK, has been riding, teaching, and learning dressage for over 25 years. He has developed systematic ways of explaining how to improve results competing at dressage.Peter is taught by Mary Wanless, BHSI, BSc, and considers her teachings of rider biomechanics to be one of the main keys to success at all levels of riding.

Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl, ACVIM, Lexington, KY, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr.Reed is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and practices out of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr Reed’s main interest is in equine neurology with a special interest in equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), “wobbler” syndrome,and equine herpes virus myeloencephalopathy.

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USDF Episode 128: Best Groom in the World/Treatments for Back Pain in Horses

USDF Episode 128: Best Groom in the World/Treatments for Back Pain in Horses

June 2, 2016

This week Cheryl Erpelding joins us to talk about her interview with Eddie Garcia who received the Best Groom award from Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), exercises in our Education Segment, and we continue the focus on back pain in dressage horses with the final 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"

Cheryl Erpelding, San Diego, CA, is a freelance photographer and amateur rider based in southern California. She is the former owner and publisher of California Riding Magazine.

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

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 111: Pedigrees and Function/Clarity in Teaching

USDF Episode 111: Pedigrees and Function/Clarity in Teaching

February 3, 2016

This week Judy Wardrope joins us to discuss Pedigrees and Function as it relates to Sport Horse Breeding. This interview is a compliment to her article ‘Forecast:2016 Sport-Horse Breeding’ published the December/January issue of Connection. In the Education Segment Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon looks at the importance of clarity in teaching. Listen in…

Judy Wardrope, Alberta, Canada is a long time equine journalist with an interest in performance horse breeding and bloodlines. She is the author of multiple books on the subject.

Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon of Arvada, CO is a USEF Senior (‘S’) Judge,USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and Chair of the USDF Freestyle Committee. She is also a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist

USDF Episode 109: Choosing and Using Whips/Trainers Conference Q&A

USDF Episode 109: Choosing and Using Whips/Trainers Conference Q&A

January 20, 2016

This week Margaret Freeman discusses choosing and using whips, to complement her article on the subject found here. In our Education Segment we listen to a Q&A session from the 2015 Succeed/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference with Stephen Clarke. Listen in….

Margaret Freeman, Tryon, NC is a USEF ‘S’ Dressage Judge, USDF Executive Board Secretary, equestrian journalist and USDF Connection editorial advisor

Stephen Clarke of Cheshire, England is an FEI 5* Dressage Judge, the FEI Dressage Judge General, IDOC President and a former international rider and coach.

USDF Episode 108: Dressage Q&A/USDF L Education Program

USDF Episode 108: Dressage Q&A/USDF L Education Program

January 13, 2016

This week Janet Foy sits down with us to discuss her new book, Dressage Q&A. In our Education Segment, USDF Senior Education Coordinator Sharon Vander Ziel talks about the USDF L Education Program. Click here to see the list of all educational programs and events being offered through USDF.

Janet Foy of Colorado Springs, CO is an FEI 4* judge,USEF “S” Dressage Judge, a USEF “R” Sport Horse Breeding Judge, serves as an FEI Technical Delegate and  a USDF L Faculty Member. Her first book,  “Training the not so Perfect Dressage Horse”, was published in 2012 and reached the best seller lists.  Her second book "Dressage Solutions" was published in2015. 

USDF Episode 101: U.S. Dressage Finals/Dressed to Thrill/Poor Performance Mysteries

USDF Episode 101: U.S. Dressage Finals/Dressed to Thrill/Poor Performance Mysteries

November 12, 2015

This week USDF President George Williams reflects on the 2015 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®; L.A. Pomeroy and Mary-Cameron Rollins join us to discuss shopping for that perfect gift for the horse person in your life; and in the Education Segment, Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention presenter Dr. Duncan Peters, previews his lecture on the mysteries of poor performance. Listen in….

L.A.Pomeroy is a five-time American Horse Publications editorial awards finalist and winner. She is a self-proclaimed equinista whose fashion and lifestyle contributions may be seen in equestrian digital and print publications.Mary-Cameron Rollins is a dressage rider and graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Management.

Dr.Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVSMR has been practicing sport horse medicine and management for 30 years. He is currently an associate professor at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine focusing on equine lameness, performance and overall management. 

USDF Episode 97: Using the Leg/Girths

USDF Episode 97: Using the Leg/Girths

October 14, 2015

This week Bill McMullin talks about the USDF Connection article  Use the Leg, from the series Dressage Puzzlers. In our Education Segment, we present a recording of a lecture given by Dr. Duncan Peters on a study of girths. Listen in…..

Bill McMullin of Stoughton, MA, is a USEF recorded (‘r’)dressage judge, USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level and a member ofthe Instructor/Trainer Program faculty.

Duncan Peter, DVM, is an associate professor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences focusing on equine lameness and sports medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. A University of California, Davis, graduate, Peters has worked at sport-horse practices and is a FEI Official Veterinarian for Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Eventing, and Reining.

USDF Episode 91: Remembering Major Anders Lindgren/Understanding USEF/FEI Medication Rules

USDF Episode 91: Remembering Major Anders Lindgren/Understanding USEF/FEI Medication Rules

September 2, 2015

This week we remember the life of 2003 Roemer/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Major Anders Lindgren, who is featured in the American Dressage Legends series the September issue of USDF Connection. The Education Segment begins a four part series discussing the USEF/FEI Medication Rules. This series is an excerpt from the Riding with the Vet DVD available through the USDF online store.Listen in...

USDF Episode 85: Youth Programs/Going in Circles

USDF Episode 85: Youth Programs/Going in Circles

July 24, 2015

In our Education Segment we continue a three part series from the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, Going in Circles, presented by Dr. Hillary Clayton BVMS, PSH,DACVSMR, MRCVS. First we sit down with USDF Youth Programs Committee Chair Rosalind Kinstler to discuss the various programs USDF offers for its young members. Listen in...

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