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    12-19-2011, 02:08 PM
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Foal
Starting to train in dressage

Hi, I'm starting to train in dressage. I am having my first lesson tomorrow, and I am very excited! I just was wondering, how can I shorten my strides? Sapphire has long loping strides, and I'm not sure how to shorten them. My instructor said I should be able to shorten them by imagining I'm 'riding small' but this didn't work. Any advice?

Thanks so muchh!
     
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    12-19-2011, 02:11 PM
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Green Broke
This will come from a mixture of things. Firstly, whats your flatwork experience, how old is the mare, and how much experience does she have on the flat?

Its not something that comes over night.
     
    12-19-2011, 02:40 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
This will come from a mixture of things. Firstly, whats your flatwork experience, how old is the mare, and how much experience does she have on the flat?

Its not something that comes over night.
Hi Duffy (: Sapphire, I bought her from a person with no experience of horses whatsoever, who only did hacking with her, she has only done trotting poles, which she is very good at. She's 6 years old. Is she old enough for dressage? She will be 7 in April.

Xx
     
    12-19-2011, 02:53 PM
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Green Broke
I'd call it flatwork to begin with.. dressage comes later with training and perfecting for comps.

Firstly, transition work to get her working from behind. Lots of walk to trot to walk to halt. Build those hind and back muscles up.

Secondly, ride her long and low, riding her up and in a contact for a horse with relatively no experience will confuse her at first, and tire her.

Do you have any video's of yourself riding?
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    12-19-2011, 02:56 PM
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Foal
I'll try that, thank you (: Unfortunately my camera broke last year when I dropped it in a bucket of water while taking photo's of my old mare ): I'll be getting a new camera next year hopefully. Thanks x
     

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