We had our second meeting of the Sugarloaf Book Club at Ginger Dietsch's house. Many thank to Ginger (and Judi Rosenfeld) for hosting the meetings!
We are currently reading Principles of Riding by the German National Federation. So far, we are through Chapter 2 and have covered everything from the type of tack to the various aids (non-yielding, yielding rein, etc.).
Of note have been the variations between what the book suggests and how we do things in Maryland. For example, it is strongly encouraged to lunge a LOT to develop your seat. We all agreed that not everyone has access to horses that lunge safely, so it can sometimes be impossible to lunge every week. However, this has led the club to sign up for VAULTING! If your horse can't lunge, go to the professionals.
Photos to follow!