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        01-03-2010, 09:53 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    When teaching half pass - when the horse has established travers and shoulder in. Then I'll do my zig zags from leg yield, from the leg yield I'll go travers for a few steps then ask for the shoulders to come into a half pass, only a few steps then it's back to leg yield again.
    You know that half pass is travers, right?
    If you ride a travers on a diagonal line, then you are performing half pass!
         
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        01-03-2010, 10:05 PM
      #12
    Trained
    Anabel, not the hijack the thread, but to start half pass, what exactly is the cue to come off the rail while riding travers? Do you effectively just open the door so to speak to leave the rail?
         
        01-03-2010, 10:15 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    anabel, not the hijack the thread, but to start half pass, what exactly is the cue to come off the rail while riding travers? Do you effectively just open the door so to speak to leave the rail?
    You ride on a straight diagonal line, like you would on the wall, and ask for travers. You are now riding half pass.
    To start the half pass directly out of the corner, you actually begin in shoulder in, and then aid for travers on the diagonal line that the shoulders are pointing towards.
    You don't usually ride half pass coming from a travers on the rail.
         
        01-03-2010, 10:29 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Makes sense. Thanks.
         
        01-03-2010, 10:34 PM
      #15
    Foal
    WOW. That's all I can say, haha, i'm JUST starting to learn dressage. I just finished this book a woman at my barn told me to read so I thought a little of it absorbed into my brain, but as it seems! I'm freakin clueless. Somebody give me a dictionary! So what should I work on as of right now? The very beginnings :) haha
         
        01-03-2010, 10:37 PM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dani9192    
    WOW. That's all I can say, haha, i'm JUST starting to learn dressage. I just finished this book a woman at my barn told me to read so I thought a little of it absorbed into my brain, but as it seems! I'm freakin clueless. Somebody give me a dictionary! So what should I work on as of right now? The very beginnings :) haha
    The training scale
    Rhythm
    Relaxation
    Contact
    Schwung/Suppleness
    Straightness
    Collection

    Getting a dressage lesson from someone that knows what they're talking about once a week, or every few weeks is a great start too.

    Good luck! And don't worry, everyone in the dressage world might not be quite as crazy as me :P We're all a little batty though.
         
        01-03-2010, 10:52 PM
      #17
    Trained
    "Cross Training Your Horse" by Jane Savoie (there are two books) are good for showing you the exercises as well as describing what each of them accomplish as far as strengthening and balancing your horse. I also personally love "Building a Better Athlete". The name of the author escapes me, but it has 20 exercises in it that really help you and your horse establish the beginnings of good communication.

    Warning - Dressage is very addictive. Once you see how it applies to every other aspect of riding, you'll find yourself trying to improve on everything every time you ride!
         
        01-04-2010, 09:22 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    You know that half pass is travers, right?
    If you ride a travers on a diagonal line, then you are performing half pass!
    Yes I do, however I find travers much easier on the horse as it is able to follow the rail/track, giving it a line on where to go and thus finding it easier to keep straight. When starting half pass- as in going across the diagonal with no reference points - it's harder as the rider really has to have control of the shoulders and hindquarters to keep the movement straight, hence why you see so many beautifully performed travers down the long side, but then the same horse comes to half pass across the diagonal it's hindquarters are swinging everywhere
         
        01-04-2010, 09:38 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    "Cross Training Your Horse" by Jane Savoie (there are two books) are good for showing you the exercises as well as describing what each of them accomplish as far as strengthening and balancing your horse. I also personally love "Building a Better Athlete". The name of the author escapes me, but it has 20 exercises in it that really help you and your horse establish the beginnings of good communication.
    Thats so crazy! That's the book I was talking about I just getting finished with!
         
        01-04-2010, 09:39 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    "Cross Training Your Horse" by Jane Savoie (there are two books) are good for showing you the exercises as well as describing what each of them accomplish as far as strengthening and balancing your horse. I also personally love "Building a Better Athlete". The name of the author escapes me, but it has 20 exercises in it that really help you and your horse establish the beginnings of good communication.

    Warning - Dressage is very addictive. Once you see how it applies to every other aspect of riding, you'll find yourself trying to improve on everything every time you ride!
    Ha! So true. My boy seems to really enjoy himself doing dressage, what little of it I have learned so far. I have read a couple of other books you've suggested and loved them, so I think I'm going to try these two out. I think "Build a Better Athelete" is by Leslie Webb.
         

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