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52 Issue 3 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 dres-
sage riders and trainers, as well as showcasing
the talent of their Lusitano mounts. The second
stop of the tour will be at Equine Affaire in Colum-
bus, Ohio, from April 11-14, and then they will be
traveling to the Minnesota Horse Expo from April
26-28. During these events, Sons of the Wind will
be teaching clinics focused on different training
techniques that can help improve a horses' dres-
sage performance.
One of the clinics conducted by Sons of the
Wind will focus on long-lining. Vitor Silva and Ju-
lie Bottum will concentrate on when to use it dur-
ing the training progression of a horse, which is
unique depending on the horse's discipline. They
will also discuss developing the strength of a per-
formance horse through the Pendulum of Elas-
ticity. This clinicwill include recommendations on
how to ride and train horses through specific ex-
ercises as well as common mistakes and evasive
behaviors of the horse.
There will also be a clinic about how to do
lateral work. Sons of the Wind will focus on test-
ing the riders' aides and reinforcing the basics.
They will also be observing common mistakes
and evasive behaviors during the training of lat-
eral work at all three gaits, while discussing how
to work through these problems
The next clinic will discuss tempi changes:
from recognizing when to start the progression to
common mistakes, and then the solutions through
training exercises. The final clinic will focus on
when and why to introduce the piaffe/passage
progression into your training. They will discuss
how to recognize whether to start with piaffe or
passage training first. This clinic will also include
common problems in training and techniques to
solve those problems.
The Sons of the Wind Tour will also include
Cornell University from April 5-7, 2013, and the
Midwest Horse Fair in Wisconsin from April 18-
21, 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 at-
tendance.
About Sons of the Wind:
Sons of the Wind School of Equestrian Arts
currently has locations in Merrimac, MA, and
Palm City, FL. Founded Vitor Silva, Sons of the
Wind provides students the opportunity to experi-
ence and understand the correctness of all the
movements of dressage. These establishments
offer the training and schooling to horses and rid-
ers 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 impor-
tant for the growth of the school to keep training
horses that could be great mounts and prospects
for lessons and for sale.
For more information about Sons of the
Wind School of Equestrian Arts please visit www.
Photo Credit: Equine Affaire Ohio and Minnesota
Horse Expo to Feature Classical Dressage Clinics by Sons
of the Wind Farm. Photo Courtesy of the Client.
MInnesota Horse expo
Equine Affaire Ohio and Minnesota Horse
Expo to Feature Classical Dressage Clinics by
Sons of the Wind Farm