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A NOTE FROM BILL:

After a long hiatus, our moribund website arises from the grave. Many thanks to the Chararis for getting us back up and running. Let me also introduce our new Associate Editor, Hayden Finch. “Sidd” worked with us back in the ’80s when Susan and I edited A Tip of the Hat, the New England Dressage Association’s newsletter. Prior to beginning his career in journalism, Sidd scratched his competitive itch with a brief foray into professional baseball. As we update the site, you will detect his destabilizing influence on our product.

                               WHO IS BILL WOODS?

Judging and teaching both at home in Central Florida and all around the country, Bill Woods acknowledges more than forty-five years of experience that can help you better understand and train your horse.

He has been active on the national dressage scene since 1980, his dressage specialty arising from a broad background in balance-seat work, both on the flat and over fences.

Known for his ability to outline sound, classical goals and to . . .

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The tabs at left (or below on your phone) will help you find your way around this site. Take particular note of Bill’s blog: BLAGGO, including the link at the bottom of the Blaggo page which will take you to over 300 archived posts. The QOTM tab connects to nearly one hundred questions sent in by readers seeking advice on all orders of dressage topics. VENI VIDI VIDEO is your gateway to a whole page of dressage videos, both educational and informative. And STORECRAZY is the link to Bill’s on line store.




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HOW IS SUSAN?

(From Bill) As many of you know, Susan, my dear friend for over 44 years and my wife for the past 33, was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s/Dementia in 2013. I have been her caregiver since then , , , 

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DOSES OF WHAT RESIDES IN BILL’S HEAD?

Most recent post 6-26-17

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AND THEN THERE’S THE BOOK

Click below to be overwhelmed, yea inundated, with a dozen reasons to either read Bill’s DRESSAGE Unscrambled or consign yourself  to cups of tepid lemoned water as you listen to Yani CDs.

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BUT FIRST, A FORMAL GREETING!

Parce que une journée sans Bouledogues Français est comme un jour sans soleil

Below: Recently Bill’s accomplished student and good friend, Janet Grunbok competed her horse, Havana, at Third Level with a score near 69%. From there she went to a two day Lilo Fore Symposium as a demo rider. Monday evening while taking her mare on a relaxing stroll, Havana shied and slipped off the trail, tumbling into a 20-25 foot ravine, carrying Janet along.

From KOMO News:  “Around 7:00 p.m. crews were called to an area near an equestrian center off 168th Avenue Southeast, just north of the White River Amphitheater. When they arrived, several other riders were already on scene trying to cut away branches and limbs to reach the rider. Rescuers used a series of ropes and pulleys and a special basket to hoist the woman up the hillside. Firefighters said the woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.”

“The Washington State Animal Response team was called in to help rescue the horse named Havana. Rescuers said the 6-year-old horse doesn’t appear to have any visible injuries.”

 

UPDATE: Most recent Janet report– from top to bottom she has a cracked C2, a broken sternum and three broken ribs, a broken T12, a contusion on her lung, six transverse process fractures in her lumbar region, a fracture on one side of her sacrum, and two fractures of her pelvis. Havana is back at home and in pretty good shape considering her tumble.

 

Above: Gail Redinger on Forman at Bill’s Sandpoint, ID, clinic

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Think of it as PAGE  1A where more of Bill’s “The Man Who Mistook His Life for Dressage” will be revealed.

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