Jonathan and George Morris just finished up two busy days of filming at Ashland Farms in Wellington Florida! Here is a preview of what they’ve been up to.
Jonathan and George have come together to produce an educational dvd about Jumping and we are really excited about it. George and Jonathan see eye to eye when it comes to the importance of a strong foundation. This dvd will integrate Jonathan’s program, both on the ground and while riding, and George’s specialization in jumping for riders of all levels.
Here are some behind the scenes shots of the last 2 days of filming. We would like to thank Ashland Farms for their wonderful hospitality, and also for providing us with some amazing horses!
Here is a picture of George and Jonathan with Elvis, a 4 year old off-track thoroughbred that was provided to Jonathan for his portion of the dvd. Elvis is an extremely sensitive horse who provided some great lessons!
Ashland Farms was such a beautiful facility for our filming and The Smith Family was so incredibly welcoming! We were there from early morning until sundown getting all our shots!
Jonathan and Elvis hanging out while the camera crew set up.
George watching Jonathan’s session with Elvis.
Jonathan sent Elvis over obstacles on the ground before he rode over them. Here you can see that in this position, that Jonathan calls “The Horseman’s Dance”, Elvis has to go first: his nose is out infront of Jonathan’s hand.
Elvis was very skeptical of the Liverpool, but after a short time, Jonathan had him jumping it and stepping through it with confidence.
George pays attention to the details! Jonathan is always willing to lend a hand.
George teaches a lesson to up and coming young rider Spencer Smith. Spencer just received the exciting news he will be riding to represent the U.S.A. in the Nations Cup.
Jonathan and George talked horses from dawn til dusk!
The heat in Florida was a big shock to this cool Canadian!
Bernie Traurig came by to watch on the final day of filming. Bernie is a good friend of George Morris, and a renowned horseman and USET veteran, reaching the top in all 3 of the international Olympic disciplines.
That’s a wrap! Jonathan is heading back to Vancouver today. Then off to Denver to the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo soon.
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The Jonathan Field Horsemanship Team