Gayle McCall, Dressage
Gayle started riding in 1972 and quickly began a journey into dressage that has lasted 40 years. She has been training and teaching for 20.
She was a charter member of the California Dressage Society and through the years has been trained and mentored in the correct foundation based on the german principles of riding. She was with the press for the Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games and Rolex.
When asked what drew her towards dressage, Gayle answered: "It was the beauty and complexity of dressage that drew me into this passion that took over my life. Over the years I worked extensively using the german principles that underscore relaxation and biomechanics.
I've found there is a widespread lack of understanding of the importance of muscle building in the horse. The horse was not designed to be ridden and unless he is trained in such a way as to build up his postural muscles so that he can easily carry a rider without impairing his natural movement. If this horse does not have this proper development, he will not perform to potential. and lameness and behavioral problems will quite likely result.
A loose, supple, correctly trained horse should look effortless. Draw reins and most other auxiliary gadgets will do nothing in the long run except put your horse on the forehand and prevent the building up of correct muscles.
Horses will do anything for us. It is our responsibility to make their job easier, show them clearly "what we want and allow them to perform. "
I love helping people who want to learn and train their horse in this method.
Gayle McCall, 760-877-8610 to talk or schedule a meeting