Un-mounted exercises for Dressage Riders – Focus on Leg
I’m looking for good leg exercises that I can do in between lessons as I only ride once per week. Most of the traditional dressage exercises focus on core – which is great but I would like to figure out a way to work out my legs to achieve that long stretched down leg that softly drapes around the horse.
I’m already doing all of the classic mounted leg exercises (ride without stirrups, leg circles, lift leg and gently allow to drape back down, stretch it backwards) - I do these exercises before every lesson for about 5 to 10 minutes.
I work out a lot but haven’t figured out a way to recreate the same stretch that I feel when I’m doing my mounted exercises.