Bascule Farm LLC

Bascule Farm LLC Top Quality Boarding, Training, and Instruction for Eventing Dressage and Jumpers. Close to Wash, DC.

Who needs a derby hat??
08/04/2020

Who needs a derby hat??

It's (finally) Derby season!! Get your perfect hats for the occasion here!

Never done learning!
08/04/2020

Never done learning!

The hoof is what you make it!

Whether you’re barefoot or shod, the hoof is a product of its environment, our podiatry interventions and management.

Of course conformation and biological diversity play a role, but before we attribute bad feet to the horses genetics, we have to ask ourself a question.
Have we created the best environment for that hoof to be its best? Because regardless of the breed and whether it’s shod or not, right input = right output (Fig 2-3). Knowing what the inputs are is the key.

Assessing the hoof you have is the first important step in recognising where you are and where you should be (fig 4). Know the ideal!! (Fig.6)Then you have to recognise the forces in play stopping you from getting there, and those forces could well be you, the farrier or the owner.

Further reading in the captions.
For more reading on The hoof being a product of our input follow this link..
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https://www.theequinedocumentalist.com/post/the-hoof-it-is-what-you-make-it

Michelle brought her lovely dog out to visit the training field "babies".  L-R: Reincarnation 15 (Rotwing x Bold New Sea...
07/29/2020

Michelle brought her lovely dog out to visit the training field "babies". L-R: Reincarnation 15 (Rotwing x Bold New Season, Par The Course), Mach One 16 (Merlin x Goodwill, Epic Win), R'Finale 15 (Rotwing x Alexandria GS, Heinzelmann), Cloudline Galou-Bing 16 (Cappa Irish Charmer x Seven, Galoubet), Rodeo Drive 15 (Rotwing x Louisa LaGlass, Louis Quatorze), Seabring 17 (Sternlicht x Compass, Concerto Grosso)

07/29/2020
We still have space available in our Wednesday 7/29 Dressage show!  Aviva Nebesky is always a positive and helpful judge...
07/23/2020
Bascule Farm Indoor Dressage Show

We still have space available in our Wednesday 7/29 Dressage show! Aviva Nebesky is always a positive and helpful judge! She will talk to competitors after the rides. A photo of your test can be texted to you!

Indoor warmup out of the sun! Ride your test of choice to prep for the upcoming rated shows. Sen your entries in now!

https://www.striderpro.com/a/7l6u9FIhTE2J0GBpESlnxA

Mid week show! Positive judges are scheduled to give a little help post first ride (mini fix-a-test). Super long ribbons to 8th. Hard surface parking.

#teambascule managed to beat the heat with an early morning #xcschooling today!! Maya and Ribbons had a phenom ride, wor...
07/18/2020

#teambascule managed to beat the heat with an early morning #xcschooling today!! Maya and Ribbons had a phenom ride, working on reading the questions quickly and accurately for a very confident jump!! Ella and Passport got to perfect some of the harder questions from the event over the weekend and school a couple questions from the next level up!! So proud of both of these girls!! #superstudents #superstars #unicorns #glittersquad #trainerandy #aka #theditchwitch #whee #kneestonose #noscopenohope #alldisconopanic #chestnutsquad #chestnutsarethebestnuts #goodponies @ Loch Moy Farm

#teambascule also had a super weekend on the #eventing scene, with Ella, #professorpassport, and #trainerandy rocking ar...
07/14/2020

#teambascule also had a super weekend on the #eventing scene, with Ella, #professorpassport, and #trainerandy rocking around Ella’s first event!! Ella also earned her #realeventerstatus by doing her show jump warm up in the pouring rain, and still jumped around double clear!! Their dressage was steady and consistent with easy places to improve, their show jumping was rhythmical and easy, and the XC was very thoughtfully and accurately ridden for a #doubleclear and #FODS for this super pair!! So proud of how far they’ve come together!! #superstudent #superpony #lovemyjob #rockstarstatus #itsallintherhythm #alldisconopanic #wheeee #passportisthebest #suchagoodboy #soproud @ The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm

Seneca Valley Pony Club
07/12/2020

Seneca Valley Pony Club

Visit our website to schedule your xc schooling at Bittersweet - only 6 more schooling days on the calendar until we close the field to prepare for our September 5-6 horse trials. #eventing #xcschooling #horsetrials #ponyclub #senecavalleyponyclub

Our social network is horse people, who totally get this!
07/12/2020

Our social network is horse people, who totally get this!

Bascule Farm LLC's cover photo
07/09/2020

Bascule Farm LLC's cover photo

07/08/2020
TRTmethod

Does your horse think we have horse eating crocodile dog snoring benches? Here’s a great explanation of how to teach your horse!

We've all been in the situation of a horse not wanting to go near a certain part of the arena. It can be the scary corner, the door or the sun spots on the ground.

Either way, if handled in the wrong way, it can lead to a lot of tension and bad patterns.

In this video, I show you step by step how I handle a situation with a horse being suspicious of the corner and not wanting to get close.

Want to learn more on how to teach your horse the groundwork pattern and learn how he can relax his posture? Check my training program here:

https://www.trtmethod.com/trt-training-program-12-off/

On site lease available! Meet Percy! 14yo TB looking for a new rider to teach the ropes! Please PM Carlie Serif for deta...
07/06/2020

On site lease available! Meet Percy! 14yo TB looking for a new rider to teach the ropes! Please PM Carlie Serif for details!

Bascule Farm LLC's cover photo
07/02/2020

Bascule Farm LLC's cover photo

Wednesday July 29th!
07/01/2020
Bascule Farm Indoor Dressage Show

Wednesday July 29th!

Mid week show! Positive judges are scheduled to give a little help post first ride (mini fix-a-test). Super long ribbons to 8th. Hard surface parking.

06/30/2020

July 14-16 we will have Casey Daugherty from Stellar Equine Performance Therapy here treating horses! If you've never has Casey touch your horse, you need to come watch! She's amazing with equine body work! We've been super impressed with the results over the last 8 months or so! Contact Julie or Morgan to get on her schedule!
https://www.facebook.com/stellarequine/

06/29/2020
All That Glitters Eventing

All That Glitters Eventing

Even Reggie has a case of the Mondays... #everybodylovesdunkin #coffeelover #musthavecoffee #mondaymorningvibes #needcoffee #sleepy #readyfornaptime #notlessontime #teambascule #atgeventing #allthatglitterseventing #allthatglitters #isnotgold #sometimesitscoffee #maybeshesbornwithit #maybeitscaffine

It’s a BIRTHDAY!!
06/23/2020

It’s a BIRTHDAY!!

#teambascule had an exciting weekend!! Emily finished her very first event on Bascule’s Gemstone by finishing on her ver...
06/22/2020

#teambascule had an exciting weekend!! Emily finished her very first event on Bascule’s Gemstone by finishing on her very respectable dressage score! Fantastic BN first outting at Elysian Hills! #rotwingbaby Finale also had his super first outing with the #OGbasculebabe #trainerjulie, but only caught his nose on camera during Emily’s dressage test!! Back home, Maya and Ribbons had an excellent and educational school at Seneca’s Bittersweet Field. Ella and Passport also had a super school, looking ready for their first event next month!! So proud of our awesome team!! #fods #getitgirl #noscopenohope #finalethejoker #noscopenohope #bayboysgocompeting #chestnutsquadgoesschooling #XC #eventing #dressage #positiongoals #glittersquad #wheeee #rockstarstatus

Freedom Reins Ranch and Rescue
06/15/2020

Freedom Reins Ranch and Rescue

UPDATE. There was an arrest today of the landowner where we boarded our sanctuary horses in connection to our missing horses. We are still missing 8 horses. Diesel, January, Kilo, Winn, Diana, Scarlett, Luna, and Rocket. Please continue to share. If you have information on one of these horses, please PM us or call LDAF crimestoppers at 1(800)558-9741. Your tip can remain anonymous.

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These are the 14 missing.

They disappeared from our boarding facility south of Eunice, Louisiana. Presumed stolen. But they could be anywhere by now.

Please look at their faces.

Please share.

Please pray.

I will be adding to this post as I find and edit pictures to include information of the missing today. I did some and I can’t stop crying over their faces. My heart has never hurt so bad for so long. The pain and anguish over this is a living hell.

If you see any of these ponies, please PM the page. For tips call, LDAF crimestoppers at 1(800)558-9741.

#teambascule had a great time knocking the rust off at the first #sociallydistant event of the season at Waredaca this w...
06/14/2020

#teambascule had a great time knocking the rust off at the first #sociallydistant event of the season at Waredaca this weekend!! Sadie and Rex had an lovely and confident go at their first event in awhile, #fods for 5th place in a large BN division!! Ainsley took Rocco (owned by @ellie._.maeee) around his first BN and showed him the ropes, also finishing in 5th in their division!! Ainsley also piloted @basculebabe1’s Risque around her first Novice, showing tons of potential!! Claire and Lance also flew around their second Novice, showing a lot of development with room to grow!! Maya and Ribbons had a lovely first two phases, just with a green moment out XC keeping them out of the running. Ainsley and Willie soared around the Modified division making it look easy, just adding one rail and some time to their dressage score!! #trainerandy and her #fourfieldsmarcella had a great go around the training, adding an schooling circle out XC which bumped them out of the ribbons. Also, a huge congratulations to our fantastic #dressagetrainer Carlie and her own #shtratego’s debut at third level this weekend, making it look super easy and relaxed!! So excited to be able to get out and start competing again!! #bestteam #squadgoals #glittersquad #noscopenohope #nooneoutglittersthesquad #sociallydistanteventing #quarentrainingpaysoff #maskson #likesuperheros #alldisconopanic @ Waredaca Horse Trials

Can always use this lesson!  I call it the nunchaku flip, or something like that!  A skill everyone needs!
06/12/2020

Can always use this lesson! I call it the nunchaku flip, or something like that! A skill everyone needs!

#ExerciseOfTheDay - How to switch the *#%! dressage whip 🤪

Video in comments below 👇👇👇

Today’s exercise is really more of a skill, but I figured we could all use a reminder. 🤓 If you ride with a dressage whip, you need to learn how to switch it from your R hand to your L, or vice versa.

This method is much better than the “sword pull” method because you keep both hands in position and can keep the horse connected while you change the whip.

Practice it off the horse first, and gradually you’ll get really good at it and will be able to do it quickly.

Is this already how you change your whip? Is there one way that’s easier for you?

Heart Horse Customs
06/08/2020

Heart Horse Customs

The latest horse tail masterpieces to come out of the Heart Horse Studio and on their way to their way back to their owners!

Send us a message on Facebook for pricing, availability and to find out how you can turn your horse's mane or tail into beautiful sterling silver jewelry!

GREAT Beginner lessons available with our fun instructor Eliza!  They’re only $50/half hour on our horse, $40 for boarde...
06/08/2020

GREAT Beginner lessons available with our fun instructor Eliza! They’re only $50/half hour on our horse, $40 for boarders/leasers at Bascule! You can call the main line (301-972-8943) and be patched through to Eliza, or email her at [email protected]! Summer camps been cancelled? Start private lessons instead!
Poolesville, Maryland

Seneca Valley Pony Club
06/04/2020

Seneca Valley Pony Club

Looking forward to getting back in the game? SVPC is happy to announce that Bittersweet Field will be open for cross country schooling, every Wednesday & Saturday (weather permitting), beginning June 13th through July. All registration and payment must be completed electronically. See details at: http://www.senecavalleyponyclub.org/open-schooling-days.html. We hope to see you soon!

#teambascule had a super #xcschool at Windchase today!! Maya and Ribbons worked on accessing the hind end in all differe...
05/31/2020

#teambascule had a super #xcschool at Windchase today!! Maya and Ribbons worked on accessing the hind end in all different types of strides to maintain ridability throughout the course and did excellently!! Claire and Lance worked on staying in a light seat to be able to ride to a more open distance while retaining uphill balance!! Girls were super, ponies were awesome - a great day!! So proud of how far these young ladies have come bringing along their young horses 💕 If you want to join our awesome team here at Bascule, reach out or send a PM, we do have stalls, lease horses, and lesson horse available!! Make your dreams come true with our program 😁 #teambasculeisthebest #alldisconopanic #chestnutsarethebestnuts #chestnutsquad #glittersquad #nooneoutglittersthesquad #positiongoals #noscopenohope #gothops #wheee #rotwingbaby #thoroughbred #getitgirl #werkwerkwerkwerkwerk @ Windchase Eventing

Happy birthday to our big lady Faceted!! (First Dance x Compass). She’s now a BIG lovely four year old!! 💕
05/29/2020

Happy birthday to our big lady Faceted!! (First Dance x Compass). She’s now a BIG lovely four year old!! 💕

05/29/2020

Looking for medium or large pony suitable for a beginner to lease for the summer! Great kid/family has youngest daughter wanting to give it a try. Would have the best care and be in a program of regular lessons with this child only at Bascule. Older lightweight C level sister can get on if we have any naughtiness! Anyone know of a suitable beginner pony? Please spread the word! contact [email protected]

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05/29/2020

Bascule Farm LLC's cover photo

#teambascule had an awesome #xcschool at Loch Moy today!! #quarentraining and going #backtothebasics in our program is c...
05/25/2020

#teambascule had an awesome #xcschool at Loch Moy today!! #quarentraining and going #backtothebasics in our program is clearly paying off!! Ainsley and Willie had a super first go back on the grass after their 2* last fall, looking ready to get back out there!! Claire and Lance has a great time working on their accuracy and adjustability while putting together different questions!! Maya and Ribbons looked super, ready to continue thinking forward and being ultra competitive this season!! Sadie and Rex had a fantastic first school back since last season, looking to add some fitness and they’ll be ready to rock and roll this season!! Ella and Passport looked like rockstars showing how #rhythm is the key to everything!! So proud of these our girls and their unicorns!! #glittersquad #lovemyjob #noscopenohope #alldisconopanic #nooneoutglittersthesquad #RRA #rhythmrelaxationaccuracy #uhuhuhuhstayinalivestayinalive #glowup #positiongoals #getitgirl #werkwerkwerk #pictureperfect @ Loch Moy Farm

Let our teachers help you learn to communicate!   We have some wonderful “professors” both horse and human!
05/24/2020

Let our teachers help you learn to communicate! We have some wonderful “professors” both horse and human!

If we were to go into almost any first grade human classroom, virtually anywhere in the world, and we were to see a teacher and a room full of children, I think that almost all of us would make an automatic assumption that the teacher teaching, and the kids, learning, would all speak the same language.

We would not, for example, expect that much education would take place if the children spoke only Swedish, and the teacher spoke only Mandarin Chinese.

But in the world of horses, that happens every day. A teacher (rider) who can't teach gets frustrated by a horse who does not "obey" demands that he can't comprehend, (or is not fit enough to do) and so the frustrated rider gets tougher and more coercive, the horse gets more upset, and the whole deal goes to hell in a hand basket.

Riders ARE trainers, whether they want to be or not. If they lack education, they will usually train poorly. When they train poorly, the horse gets upset, and responds negatively, and down the hatch it all goes.

So, any rider who wants decent results needs to learn how to ride better and to train better.

It's pretty basic. It's pretty simple.

They’ve added another ring and this show is on a THURSDAY!  Who wants to show??
05/21/2020

They’ve added another ring and this show is on a THURSDAY! Who wants to show??

CDCTA Thursday June 11 Dressage School Show at Great Meadow - UPDATE
Due to the number of entries received since the show opened a week ago we have added a second ring. Two of our favorite judges Dilly Jackson and Aviva Nebesky will be judging from their own vehicles and we need two volunteers to scribe for them. Scribes will be in their own vehicles and communicating with the judges via Cee Coach headsets.
Volunteers please contact Miranda [email protected]

This a view of the new schooling show arenas at Fleming Arenas, Great Meadow, The Plains, VA. We are lucky to have so much space to ensure we follow all Social Distancing requirements.

All entries on Striderpro.com

Address

20800 Whites Ferry Rd
Poolesville, MD
20837

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 21:30
Thursday 07:00 - 21:30
Friday 07:00 - 21:30
Saturday 07:00 - 21:30
Sunday 07:00 - 21:30

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(301) 972-8943

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We are proud to be the family that cares for your horse, your riding success and meeting your equestrian goals. Our hand picked, experienced staff helps build the team that gives you and your horse the very best. All our resident horses are in a care and training program designed around their specific needs. We have built an amazing network of on site trainers, managers, caregivers, grooms, farriers, veterinarians, saddle maker/fitter, massage therapist, chiropractors, dentists and body work specialists. Making your horse feel their best is important to us! Come out and see how special Bascule is!

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This former working student waved from the highway as we passed by on the way to Virginia. Miss you guys, but we're Florida bound!
Hello Julie how are you?
LILLIAN HEARD here this Sunday for another clinic! So excited to have her see how much progress everyone has made since she was here last. ONE opening left for a Dressage lesson ($135) on Sunday! Message if you're interested! https://www.facebook.com/313139995400235/photos/a.594178457296386.1073741827.313139995400235/680345625346335/?type=3
ROLEX 06 is for sale! Quiet sensible 16+ hand Hanoverian/Swedish WB mare. Pretty much a Novice packer with some Training level miles. Would excel in a program! Great first horse, could be a show hunter or dressage horse exclusively! Healthy with perfect ground manners! $15k and contact Julia directly to try her! [email protected] or call 240-481-8693
June 24th SUNDAY Clinic with 4* rider and GREAT Clinician, Lillian Heard!
JUNE 24th: 2018
Finally selling our super amateur friendly Rocky! Rocket J Squirrel. 2011 16.3 hand chestnut Hanoverian/Trakehner gelding. (Rotwing x Sunrise Sonata (Stravinsky x Whats Up, Wendesohn)) Rocky is a homegrown we have steered to straight dressage, though he does jump. He's a quiet, sensible Adult Amateur friendly mount starting Second level movements. His gaits are smooth and easy to sit. He has shown a few times with an amateur and really needs to find his person who can take him out and compete him. He's easy around the barn, clips, loads, trailers, stands for farrier and is completely healthy. Easy keeper and has spent time living out.
Will any of you be coming to Colorado for USEA championships?
INDOOR DRESSAGE SHOW FEB 18th, 2018
SUNDAY JAN 28th, 8:30am to 7pm
Graceful Marys 2010 Rotwing baby is for sale! Contact Mike Huber at [email protected]. She's in Ocala FL now.