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Jec A. Ballou

Jec A. Ballou
Jec A. Ballou has trained in Holland, Germany, Portugal, Hawaii, and under the tutelage of Dr. Sherry Ackerman in the tradition of classical riding. Her writing appears regularly in Dressage Today magazine and USDF Connection. She has also contributed to Western Horseman, Chronicle of the Horse, and Practical Horseman. Learn more: www.jecballou.com

Balance vs. Motion in Dressage

Written by Jec Ballou The development of dressage horses falls more or less into two camps, with a lively debate dividing them over the proper...

Being Mindful in and out of the Saddle

Written by Jec Ballou Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with Zen monks for a week last fall made me believe that a rider’s ultimate responsibility is to give...