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    10-27-2009, 10:48 AM

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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    10-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Do you have a video of you riding ?
    10-27-2009, 11:24 AM
No I don't, sadly I don't have anyone to video tape me or take pictures, except at shows.
    10-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Circles and lots of transitions always help. :P
    10-28-2009, 07:31 PM
Do you at least have photo's so we can see your position?
    11-10-2009, 05:54 PM
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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