Long Rein Clinic with Richard Malmgren, June 23rd
Regular long rein sessions with Richard Malmgren have become a valuable component of our training program. In Richard’s skillful hands and without the influence of a rider, the horse can better understand their body, improve their posture and release tension allowing better circulation of the energy generated by their hind legs. This work benefits horses of all levels and across disciplines. Click here to read an excellent article by Dr. Thomas Ritter.
A native of Sweden, Richard has been riding since age seven. In 1996 Richard relocated to the United States to work with Scott Hassler at Hilltop Farm Inc. During his tenure he learned all aspects of their acclaimed breeding, training, teaching and sales operations. He was promoted to Sales Manager and earned a B.A. from U.D. in Business Administration. In 2007, Richard moved with the Hasslers to help launch Riveredge, a world class training center in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Throughout his career, Richard has trained extensively with world renowned long rein expert Bo Jena of Sweden. In 2011 he married Jessica Jo Tate, an International Grand Prix Dressage rider. In 2013, Richard launched his own training business focused on long reining clinics, sport horse marketing and photography. Richard and J.J. are based in Landrum, South Carolina and Wellington, Florida. Richard’s fee is $125.00 with an additional $20.00 ring fee. Auditors are free. You must present a negative Coggins within 12 months and proof of EHV-1 vaccination within 6 months.
Free Jumping Clinics: TBD
I use free jumping as part of our cross-training program because of its benefits to the horse’s mind and body. First and foremost, the horses absolutely love it! Additionally, loose jumping helps horses get stronger in their bodies, stretch over their back, lift their shoulders and improve their overall suppleness. These sessions are also helpful to those preparing their mares for registry performance tests.
We will do all the work setting up the jump chute and make necessary adjustments to best suit your horse. I will teach you the proper technique to present your horse to the chute and be there to support and encourage your horse through. Not a runner? No worries! You only need to feel comfortable walking and jogging alongside your horse for no more than 20 yards at a time, with rest in-between each attempt. Our safe and inviting set-up is designed for success and will leave you and your horse feeling accomplished. You are welcome to arrive 30 minutes prior to your time slot, to hand walk or lunge your horse in our outdoor arena. No auditors this season, however each participant may bring a helper. Given the fickle nature of weather this time of year, pre-registration is not required. You must however, contact me through facebook messenger, by phone (410-885-2053) or the contact page (https://bluewatersfarm.com/contact/) by 9:00 am the day prior to the clinic to secure your spot. $50.00 per session.