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    09-26-2011, 10:44 PM
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Wanting to learn

I am wanting to learn dressage and was wondering what I need to know for basics. I have a english bridle and am looking for a saddle and pad, pref. Trade my bighorn western if I can. Also I am looking into adopting a off the track TB he is built for it, and I'm mostly learning for my own pleasure. As I plan to get a horse related job as soon as I can.
     
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    09-26-2011, 10:57 PM
  #2
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Well, the first thing you would need is a trainer. It's just not really possible to learn it from a book or video. I'd get the trainer before I got anything. Heck , you can even do work in dressage in a western saddle for the time being.

There are just tons of great books about dressage, and they will help. But a trainer is the number one need.
     
    09-26-2011, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Well, the first thing you would need is a trainer.
I second this. Look for lessons first. If you don't have a horse yet I wouldn't care about the tack really (if you do you may want to get dressage saddle that fits the horse).

And Welcome to the Forum! :)
     
    09-26-2011, 11:24 PM
  #4
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I own a two year old foxtrotter, quiet, good on trails, can move with just leg aids(turning), and a good boy really. Looking at a TB to learn on, well all of them really. My neighbor is going to take more lessons and possibly ride the trotter on the trails just at a nice walk and no faster. He is rode maybe a hour to four hours a day, but gets his off days, check his back, knees and feet, joins ect. To be safe with him(mistake he was started just happened). Have a quarab yearling who I rescued(was skinny as crap) and he's just on spoiled duty, and walks to practice his leading skills. And I've been looking around to see if someone could teach me, I heave a english bridle right now and a lot of western. Thank you :} how much would be fair to pay? I'm wanting to learn mostly out of a desire that's just never really gone away.
     
    09-27-2011, 12:23 AM
  #5
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Yes, you will need a snaffle bitted bridle.

What's fair to pay for lessons? Oh, that depends on where you live, is it a private lesson, on your horse or school horse and other things.

Betwee 60 to 30$
     
    09-27-2011, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by MojaveRattler    
I own a two year old foxtrotter, quiet, good on trails, can move with just leg aids(turning), and a good boy really. Looking at a TB to learn on, well all of them really. My neighbor is going to take more lessons and possibly ride the trotter on the trails just at a nice walk and no faster. He is rode maybe a hour to four hours a day, but gets his off days, check his back, knees and feet, joins ect. To be safe with him(mistake he was started just happened). Have a quarab yearling who I rescued(was skinny as crap) and he's just on spoiled duty, and walks to practice his leading skills. And I've been looking around to see if someone could teach me, I heave a english bridle right now and a lot of western. Thank you :} how much would be fair to pay? I'm wanting to learn mostly out of a desire that's just never really gone away.
If your horse is just 2 yo wait on getting any saddles or you may want to buy another one in couple years. Been there done that. Horses change A LOT while growing.

If you financial situation allows I'd look for private lessons (as I found them to be tremendously helpful, I didn't have a luck with group ones, BUT some people like group lessons). Many barns have lesson horses that come with equipment (saddle/bridle/pad), so you don't have to worry about it. As for price in my are it ranges from $45 to $75 for 45 mins private lesson (the group ones are cheaper).
     

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