Slow Twist: For The Horse
Slow Twist Equestrian puts the horse first while training, conditioning, caring and boarding the horse. Learn more about what we offer by scrolling below
Slow Twist Training
MEET MEREDITH DUGGAR
Meredith Duggar is a CHA certified coach. She has worked with Daniel Stewart to achieve certifications in his Pressure Proof program, and she followed the Ecole de Legerete methodologies of classical dressage.
She has continued her education with Mr. Stewart as her mentor, improving her coaching from both the mental and physical aspects of riding. She studies the Ecole de Legerete methodologies of classical dressage under the guidance of James Riedeman. She continuously evolves by educating herself by riding in clinics; her most recent studies include riding with Manolo Mendez.
Her programs consider the development of the horse and rider team. She emphasizes the mental and physical aspects of the rider and teaches riders to use a logical approach to riding, paying close attention to the progression of the horse and rider through each level of riding.
Her teaching program includes Video Analysis, Sport Psychology, and Rider Fitness. Slow Twist is a Pony Club Riding Center and is open to junior level Pony Club riders as well as adult Horsemasters. Some of the Slow Twist riders take lessons, ride in clinics, and attend shows, while others participate only in lessons and workshops. Meredith's goal is to provide programs that fit all types of riders.
LESSONS | TRAINING | COACHING | SHOWS | CLINICS
Meredith truly enjoys the wide range of students she’s able to teach, and relishes the opportunity to hone her ability to help each student reach both their short-term and long-term goals; which range anywhere from improving the quality of their ride and their relationship with their horse and developing confidence, to joining a riding club such as Pony Club or attending a local or A-rated show.
When asked what her favorite part about riding is, Meredith responded that she likes that she is always learning something new. She explained with, "My partnership with my horses is an evolution - they teach me as much as I teach them. They have their individual personality traits and I get to work to bring out the best in them”.
As the best teachers know, there is a time to push and a time to take a step back and let students process information in their own time. This seems like a very complex issue, so I asked Meredith how she knows when it's time to push and when to step back. She disclosed that "I tend to be very energetic and want to impart all of my knowledge; however, I know when my students are frustrated and need me to step back and simplify or provide fewer 'homework' items both in and out of the lesson. At the same time, if a student needs more information and would like to progress, I'm open to their inputs and feedback and work to allow them to move forward".
When asked what she finds most difficult about teaching/coaching, Meredith answered, “I think having a limited amount of time per lesson is difficult. There is so much to learn and we can't reasonably spend all of our time in the saddle (we have to sleep sometimes)!”
Finally, Meredith was asked what she felt was the most important piece of information she’d like to impart to each/every student. Her response—“I'd like all of my students to know it is ok to question, have a different opinion, and ask for more advice and guidance when riding or building their relationship with their horse”.
The patented TheraPlate improves joint health & function, especially noticeable in our horses with injuries, laminitis, and thin soles and it has even improved balance in our horses, improving proprioception. Horses quickly express that they are enjoying the relaxing and beneficial daily sessions on the TheraPlate.
We are using it for our horses to do some of the following things:
Increase bone density (>30%) in our young horses
Increase muscle mass in our older horses and horses entering into working programs
Reduce swelling & inflammation
Great for riders as well!
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BOARDING AT FIVE HORSES FARM
Five Horses is a family-owned and operated facility located in Waller, Texas. We are a full-service equestrian facility offering boarding, lessons, leasing, and open schooling on our beautifully property. Our lesson program includes hunter/jumpers, dressage, and eventing.
We are also a Pony Club Riding Center. Our facility is minutes from Cypress, Fairfield, Magnolia, Conroe, The Woodlands, and Montgomery. We strive to offer top-quality care for you and your horse while providing a comfortable and relaxing environment where people and horses of all ages and disciplines thrive and enjoy themselves.
Five Horses is a comfortable and enjoyable barn for both the horse and rider. We would love for you to take a look around at what we have to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.