Merrimac, MA – April 2, 2013 – The Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts is gearing up for its 2013 Tour, where they will be conducting informational clinics for dressage riders and trainers, as well as showcasing the talent of their Lusitano mounts. The first stop of the tour will be at Cornell University from April 5-7, 2013, and then they will be traveling to the Midwest Horse Fair in Wisconsin from April 18-21. During these events, Sons of the Wind will be teaching clinics focused on helping riders make the best use of simple dressage exercises to improve their training.
The first clinic will focus on putting it all together. Sons of the Wind will emphasize the importance of developing the strength of performance horses through the Pendulum of Elasticity. They will teach the guests weekly dressage exercises, groundwork, and conditioning routines that will help ensure the health and potential of their dressage horses. The clinic will include recommendations on how to ride and train the horses through specific exercises as well as common mistakes and evasive behaviors.
There will also be a clinic about how to perform simple exercises such as leg yield and improve pirouettes and changes. Sons of the Wind will reinforce the basics to achieve collection. They will also be observing and solving common mistakes and evasive behaviors that block collection progression.
The final clinic will focus on strength training. Sons of the Wind will discuss when and why to introduce the piaffe/passage progression into your training. They will also focus on when to use the tool of long-lining and how this enhances the piaffe potential of a horse.
The Sons of the Wind Tour will also include Equine Affaire in Ohio schedule for April 11-14, and the Minnesota Horse Expo, where they will also be conducting clinics. In addition to the clinics, Sons of the Wind will be performing a Quadrille and athletic movements including Airs Above the Ground for those in attendance.
The Lusitano was best known for its amazing athleticism as a loyal war horse, and then as a brave, bold mount in the bullring. Today, the modern Lusitano has found its way in to many disciplines including dressage. During the tour, Sons of the Wind will teach guests about the Lusitanos’ history, and also perform a traditional Quadrille. Using four talented Lusitano horses, the riders will perform a beautiful dressage test in sync with music and each horse. All of the horses and riders will be wearing traditional Portuguese attire and tack.
About Sons of the Wind:
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts currently has locations in Merrimac, MA, and Palm City, FL. Founded by Vitor Silva, Sons of the Wind provides students the opportunity to experience and understand the correctness of all the movements of dressage. These establishments offer the training and schooling to horses and riders of different backgrounds and levels. Sons of the Wind is also a full-service breeding facility for the talented Lusitano breed as it is very important for the growth of the school to keep training young horses that could be great prospects for lessons and for sale.
For more information about Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts please visit www.sonsofthewindfarm.com.
Photo Credit: Vitor Silva of Sons of the Wind Farm. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.