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post #1 of 6 Old 10-27-2009, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I've been wanting to take Dressage lessons for quite some time now, but the trainers in my area are very expensive, and there's only 2 local. I was wondering, for both my horse and I, what are some exercises I could do at home, without a trainer, my Trainer now has ridden dressage and is helping me, but when she's giving lessons I work on a lot of cavalletti work, lead changes, shoulder-in, that sort of thing.

But what other exercises could I do at home for flat work?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-27-2009, 10:19 AM
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Do you have a video of you riding ?
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No I don't, sadly I don't have anyone to video tape me or take pictures, except at shows.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-28-2009, 05:46 PM
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Circles and lots of transitions always help. :P

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post #5 of 6 Old 10-28-2009, 06:31 PM
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Do you at least have photo's so we can see your position?

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-10-2009, 04:54 PM
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Try riding the dressage tests (See a link in the dressage patterns thread above for current test patterns). They have exercises to help you - plus GOOGLE for dressage articles thaty have exercises, such as the recent Lisa Wilcox article.
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