Lots of fun, new and exciting information!!
 Monthly News & Updates,  August 2016
We are counting down to the 
Connected Riding one day Horse Expo   
September 17th, 2016  
at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Historic Horse Stadium.
We hope you will join us!
A Message From Peggy

As this event draws near, I have noticed that the preparations are more challenging than expected.  I see now, as we are ascending the steepest part of a peak to a new plateau, this event is serving a much bigger purpose than I had first realized.  
     The calling I accepted through my work in Connected Riding is, to me, even more urgent than when I began.  Horses and riders continue to actively seek positive alternatives for how they can work together for better outcomes.  There still remains a lack of consciousness in many parts of the horse world, and there are many people who would like to do the right things for their horses, but lack the tools or the opportunities to do so.
     With gratitude and anticipation I look forward  to spending the day sharing the work and my wonderful team of teachers with you. We are excited to see you,  and have fun!
Connected Riding Horse Expo, Demonstrations, Lectures, and Mini Clinics
Our expo planning crew has turned our September event into an even more jam- packed one-day event for everyone. Everything is on schedule and we're down to the process of transforming the look and feel of this historic Horse Stadium into the "classroom" for the School of Connected Riding. We are delighted with the program, and think you will be too!
     We are excited to introduce the first version of our event program flyer. In this flyer you will find our event schedule and topics, our speaker biographies and some interesting event highlights. You can download the flyer in pdf format 
 or view the it online and purchase tickets here:

Update On The Legacy Horses 
It has been almost a year since the 5 "Legacy" horses were donated from an owner who was at the end of life. Here is the latest report on their journeys:       
Robbie has had a month of working with trainer,
Brown, spending time out on the trails becoming a happy and solid citizen. Next month, he will continue his schooling with one of our capable CR practitioners under Peggy's supervision. 

Fancy continues enjoying her life with us, getting more body support and time with Peggy. Dari is packing up to visit "Uncle Dewayne" for trail time and male bonding.  These horses are continuing to show us more about who they are, what they need, and how they wish to serve. 
Isabella (Izzie), has found her forever home, living on a wonderful farm and being rehabilitated to better movement and function.

Another mare, Lily, was not as fortunate.  In June, Lily was released from her suffering because her body had been so damaged by unyielding training methods, that it could not be repaired and saved. 
Lily's story and the condition of these "gift horses" has fueled our passion and commitment to the mission of our school; improving how horses are ridden and riding is taught. We, as stewards of horses, understand that horses react out of pain and discomfort. We believe it is our responsibility to do our best to be sensitive and aware of the horse's perspective as we ask our horses to work and perform.
These horses rely on your support for their care and well-being. Please consider sponsoring (full or partial) one of these horses. please contact us at  info@connectedriding.com and we will respond directly to your inquiry.  We appreciate your support and understanding as we navigate the stewardship of these wonderful animals. You may go to the SCR website to see their photos, Fancy, Robbie, and Dari.

"In Connected RidingĀ®, when you want your horse to move forward, you don't squeeze your legs to produce movement. You encourage movement in the horse by awakening his own natural left/right motion of the hind legs."
  ~Peggy Cummings~

Thank You SCR Donors
Thank you,  Judy Good, 
Dewayne Brown, Rhonda Hockett,  Marguerite  Digiorgio, and Kay Peterson, Karen Cheeke, 
for your time, gifts, financial support, and your devotion to helping us through this crucial period. You make a difference!

Our Amazing Raffle Item
$1,000 Value!
A tailor made, for you and your horse, combination of lessons, coursework, and Connected Riding store goodies! You will select options from time with Peggy Cummings to a lesson or course with one of our teachers. A unique opportunity to improve your Connection in riding, groundwork, or deepen your understanding of the hows and whys of Connected work. Metro Oregon, location.
Expo Vendors and  Auction Items
Please donate an item, a certificate for a service or gift for our silent auction. Make this auction part of the fun in raising funds for the school!  Share your contribution by contacting us at:
Join us as a vendor or a sponsor at our Horse Expo. We welcome your business or service to participate at our event.  This is a great value to be part of a great day.  Unable to attend? Consider donating an auction item from your company.  
For Application Forms please go to:
Horse Of The Month
A 10 year old Dutch Warmblood mare, Savannah and her owner, Sally Patton, are enjoying the changes they've made through their Connected Riding work.
Savannah will be one of the horses volunteering for our riding team. We are very grateful to horses and riders like Sally who support our mission as they take in what Connected Riding has to offer!
Thank you, Sally and Savannah! 

Help us reach our Goal of 100 K in donations by September 17th!
We are well on our way, and excited to have the resources needed for launch of the School.

"Knowing there are many horses and riders seeking help, I ask you to support this event by donating the price of a ticket, a  cash donation, or an in-kind donation to support this non-profit school to move forward to reach many more riding instructors, students, and their horses worldwide.  The time is now; please do what you you can do to be a part of making a difference with us.  My instructors and I, and all of the horses and people we serve, thank you."   ~ Peggy Cummings ~

Donations Needed
~ Urgent need: Stall bedding for our "expo horses" at the upcoming Connected Riding Horse Expo.

Send your tax deductible donation c/o SCR to: P.O. Box 1627, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or click the donation button below:  

Educational Moment
 Defining words is critical to the understanding of the work. ALLOW - "Allowing time for the horse to respond to request from rider; to find its balance in the execution of the movement being asked. Also softening of muscles in riders' body to "allow" movement." 
~Peggy Cummings~