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post #1 of 4 Old 09-28-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re-Teaching Dressage to an 18yr old Ex Jumper?

Hey! I'm getting my old horse back in like, a week. He's been a Jumper for the past 5 yrs, but before that he was an Eventer and did a lot of Dressage outside of eventing. I've decided to retire him from jumping, but I figured maybe I can re-train him to do some lower level dressage?

He has no problems other than getting a little stiff, but with stretches and lots of walking he works out of it.

Do you think this is possible? He hasn't done it in awhile, but I figured lower level dressage would be better on his age anyways.

Any tips would be SUPER.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-06-2011, 02:42 PM
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It would be good for him to do correct dressage and build muscle. I do low-level dressage with my senior and I know that it helps her a lot with some of her geratric issues. He will probably remember a lot more than you think once you get him going, so just make sure you don't push too much. Have fun with him! =)
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-06-2011, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ok well I got him back, and he is very high with his head. I am having trouble getting him to supple up. Any suggestions?
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-06-2011, 04:28 PM
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start over from basics again, bending, stretching, transitions, circles, spirals in and out and serpentines. that should get you started.

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
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