Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
dressage is the best place to start riding :) I always hated dressage but my instructor confussed me. I went to pony club and the instructor there made sense, I started having private lessons and my horse transformed. He LOVES dressage (who would have guessed) and turns out I do aswell.
Here in australia we have a "sport" called hacking (i use the term sport loosly) it's basically a beauty pagent on horses. The nicest dyed and jammed up horse wins. They basically "look good" and put the horse is a false head set, so the horse looks like it is using it's body right when actually it's not. The hacking world is a very cruel world in my opinion. Not all the riders are like that but when you see a child under 10 years old riding in a double bridle and winning for it I hate it!!
Anyways, back to dressage, dressage you get judge on your work, so your horse could look like crap but if it does a great dressage test, you won't be marked down. Usually when you compete in dressage your horse looks nice (unless I plait lol)
My instructor gives dressage lessons to campdrafters!!!! They told him that their horses are more responsive and better moving then before dressage. I REALLY got to watch one of those lessons :)
Do dressage and set a great foundation for ANY discipline you chose later (choose eventing!!!)
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