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USDF Finals – festival of champions

“The journey leading up to championships meant more then any score could give me” I am writing this blog to not only share my experience at the USEF finals but also because I owe it to everyone who contributed to making this competition possible. I got an email 4 months before the finals saying I […]

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How to Take Advantage of Quarantine

As equestrians we learn that setbacks are inevitable in the sport, but we have to be strong enough to adapt accordingly with our setbacks. Even if they are as devastating as the COVID-19 Pandemic. With everything closed and all big events cancelled including all horse shows. It may feel like your season and goals are […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Being An Apprentice

I started really training horses and being an apprentice when I was 14 years old. It started slow with just 4 horses a day with eyes on the ground but by the time I was 16 I took on a lot of responsibility. I was training 10  warmbloods daily. Some were imported and some needed […]

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When life gives you lemons

When one of my clients handed me a bag of lemons I kindly said thank you but asked to myself “what am I going to do with so many lemons” It turned out I was missing the unique taste that lemons can add to every meal. I began using them in my tacos, smoothies, quesadillas, […]

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Natural Horsemanship

Natural horsemanship is by far the key element we need to use on all of our horses. There is certain techniques in natural horsemanship and that’s what this blog is about We often have misconceptions of our tools. What is that people use halters and ropes to get a horse from point A to point […]

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A Day In My Business – Skye Simpson Dressage

I was inspired to write this because on March 15th I turned 19. I want to symbolize you don’t need to be 30 to have a successful business.  I started working at Mctalley manor warmbloods and building my business Skye Simpson Dressage after I completed 4 years as a working student in top dressage barns […]

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Our Story

“Some day I will own a horse just like you.” Are the words I said to Dazzle when I saw him at his first horse show. I was getting him ready for my boss, and I fell in love immediately. His confirmation was impeccable, and he was beautiful inside and out. Those five minutes were […]

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Facing Fear Head On.

As equestrians we think we are fearless and that nothing can take us off our high horse. We are riding the clouds, and we are unstoppable. While I still like to think of myself as unstoppable, my body shows me I am not every now and then. See as a kid I was fearless. I […]

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How To Improve Your Wellbeing

Becoming centered in ourselves and life is the most important thing we can do for ourselves. This effects our physical, mental, and spiritual half in ourselves.  Take a minute to ask yourself what is your personality type. perhaps you relax too much. you may feel lack in motivation or happiness. Maybe you are the opposite […]

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Motivated

The passion soars so deep inside of us sometimes we forget we are even motivating ourselves. Then there are days when every bone in our body weaps, and the sun doesn’t shine. How do we motivate then?  All we have to do is change our perspective. Every morning I wake up at 6 am to […]