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Did you know that Cowboy Dressage welcomes naturally gaited horses?

Among the people I’ve met through cyber space since launching NaturallyGaited.com is Dollie Horst who just returned from the 2015 Cowboy Dressage World Finals with her naturally gaited Rocky Mountain mare, Annie.  Read More »


CDW Gathering and Finals Recap by Jenni Grimmett

It still feels to me that my Cowboy Dressage 2017 season just started a few weeks ago. As I’m looking back on a year of accomplishments and growth and fond memories of my Cowboy Dressage family it is hard to reconcile our Final Gathering has already come and gone. If you are like me and …


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Cowboy Dressage in a Nut Shell by Dr. Jenni Grimmitt

My husband Dan and I were recently asked to describe Cowboy Dressage “in a nutshell”.  I am sure the person inquiring was more interested in getting the short version from a pair of enthusiasts than he was in really hearing the answer but it made me realize that describing Cowboy Dressage in a few words …


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Cowboy Dressage® World of Scotland

This beautiful letter was posted on Cowboy Dressage® World of Scotland Facebook Page. It was so “right on” we wanted to share it with all of you. Thank you Brandon McAuslan for your heartfelt words…… Cowboy Dressage® World of Scotland I recently had the privilege of taking part in the first official Cowboy Dressage clinic held …


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What Exactly Is Cowboy Dressage All About?

Blue Fountain Photography So a cowboy walks into a bar, takes a seat on a stool, and scans the drink choices before him. The bartender pays him no heed. After waiting patiently for a few minutes, the cowboy shifts in his seat, clears his dry throat, and tips his hat back. The bartender still doesn’t …


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Cowboy Dressage Final Gathering 2015: Here's what you missed.

By Jenni Grimmett DVM cowboydressage.blogspot.com/ If you weren’t at the Murieta Equestrian Center, in Ranch Murieta, California last week for the Cowboy Dressage Final Gathering, I hope you at least took advantage of the live streaming, because history was made. Cowboy Dressage has been at the forefront of a revolution in equine competitions and equestrian …


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What's Up With "Cowboy Dressage?"

With Richard Winters Horsemanship www.wintersranch.com As I write this article, I’m sitting at a horse show. Last night I rode with over thirty other riders in the preliminary round of the Top Hand Competition. I know that I have qualified as one of the top 10 riders. We are now waiting to see who will …


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How Cowboy Dressage Saved My Burnt-Out Hunter/Jumper

Three months ago, if you had told me that I’d be holding a pair of rope reins, throwing a western saddle around and practicing my slow jog, I’d have said you were crazy. I’m deeply attached to my custom Devoucoux and my comfy tall boots, I’m the kind of person who gets home from the …


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Cowboy Dressage is a Gift.....

In the past few years Cowboy Dressage has become part of our lives. It has become one more tool in our bag for helping our clients and horses gauge their progress and give them a very realistic set of goals. It is something every horse and every rider can do, something we should all at …


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My Top Hand experience... Rebecca Wirth

It takes years to develop a partnership with a horse and the hard work put forth by our Northwest riders shown through at the Cowboy Dressage 2015 Gathering & Finals. They were rewarded for their dedication to their horses and rightly so. Rebecca Wirth from Estacada, Oregon Linda Cody Winning ribbons sometimes is and sometimes …


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Top Hand competitors… I salute you!

I’ve enjoyed the comments and perspectives from my fellow competitors in Top Hand at the CD Finals. Besides the great horsemanship, I would like to share a few things that stood out for me. First, was the willingness and courage of many accomplished horsemen. The horseman that stepped out of their box (discipline of choice) …


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