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        06-15-2010, 07:11 AM
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    What are some basics?

    What are some basics for horse and rider when riding Dressage? What are some exercises I can work on?

    I didn't get my lesson yet for Dressage, the instructor had some family business to attend, so she couldn't make it (my luck). So say your starting a new horse in the discipline of dressage, what do you do?

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        06-15-2010, 11:11 AM
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    Originally Posted by White Foot    
    What are some basics for horse and rider when riding Dressage? What are some exercises I can work on?

    I didn't get my lesson yet for Dressage, the instructor had some family business to attend, so she couldn't make it (my luck). So say your starting a new horse in the discipline of dressage, what do you do?

    Thanks
    I thought your trainer/boss is into western?

    As far as dressage basics, take a look at some of Jane Savoie's videos.
         
        06-15-2010, 02:45 PM
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    ^I agree, get your hands on as much as you can read as possible. Dressage Today is a good magazine.

    The basis of all dressage is RYTHEM. So work on getting your horse moving forward from behind in a steady even pace first in the walk, then the trot, then finally the canter. Also do figures and see how your horses balance is. (20m circles, figure eights, serpentines[if I'm wrong please correct me if she shouldn't try to do simple figures yet. Both my horses were natural in dressage so we're always doing circles and figures...])
         
        06-15-2010, 02:56 PM
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    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    ^I agree, get your hands on as much as you can read as possible. Dressage Today is a good magazine.

    The basis of all dressage is RYTHEM. So work on getting your horse moving forward from behind in a steady even pace first in the walk, then the trot, then finally the canter. Also do figures and see how your horses balance is. (20m circles, figure eights, serpentines[if I'm wrong please correct me if she shouldn't try to do simple figures yet. Both my horses were natural in dressage so we're always doing circles and figures...])
    (rhythm spelled RHYTHM )
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        06-15-2010, 03:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    :P well obviously, I'm not going to a spelling bee anytime soon
         
        06-15-2010, 05:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by Spyder    
    I thought your trainer/boss is into western?

    As far as dressage basics, take a look at some of Jane Savoie's videos.
    He is, but sadly he is taking a break for awhile to "golf and half retire". So now I'm stuck high and dry. There are no other western horse trainers within two hours of where I live. A dressage trainer comes twice a week so I thought that would be my best option. I will check out the videos, thanks.
         
        06-15-2010, 05:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    ^I agree, get your hands on as much as you can read as possible. Dressage Today is a good magazine.

    The basis of all dressage is RYTHEM. So work on getting your horse moving forward from behind in a steady even pace first in the walk, then the trot, then finally the canter. Also do figures and see how your horses balance is. (20m circles, figure eights, serpentines[if I'm wrong please correct me if she shouldn't try to do simple figures yet. Both my horses were natural in dressage so we're always doing circles and figures...])
    Thank-you, I've pretty much established that. I'm a horrible speller as well, thank god for spellcheck.
         
        06-16-2010, 08:08 PM
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    I personally love the exercises in the book "Build a Better Athlete" when I'm between lessons. With my budget, that's a frequent thing these days!
         
        06-17-2010, 07:00 AM
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    Thank-you, I'll look into it.
         

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