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Who here likes dressage?

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        03-21-2009, 10:19 PM
      #11
    Started
    I find that even if you don't compete with your horse in dressage, its still highly beneficial to have basic knowledge of it. It improves the overall movement of your horse and creates an amazing partnership through balance and suppleness. I believe that all riding horses should have a little bit of dressage training.
         
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        03-21-2009, 11:08 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I love love love dressage. I love watching it and now I'm learning to ride it I like it even more. Last week I acheived collection for the first time (6th lesson) and it was just so amazing to feel how light the horses head felt when he was properly connected with me. I hardly needed to move my hands and legs and he responded. It filled me with so much joy.
         
        03-22-2009, 12:25 AM
      #13
    Showing
    TO me, dressage is the basis where all good riding stems from. The principles can be applied universally, no matter if you ride hunter, jumper,or reining, just to shoot off a couple examples.
         
        03-22-2009, 12:35 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Yes in the first post I said that I didnt get the point in it
         
        03-22-2009, 02:07 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    I love dressage, the preciseness of it, the challenge of it, the beauty of it. My kids do not particularly care for it, not as thrilling to them as jumping but I keep telling them that dressage will make everything else better, that it is the scaffolding that holds up all the other disciplines.
         
        03-22-2009, 07:00 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    I love dressage! Have just started getting serious with my riding, having lessons, and competing and such.
    My boy and I had our first test at a horse trials last weekend and got a decent score of 35, which is not bad for our first test. Both myself and my instructor were pleased, and I got a nice comment from the judge, saying that my horse tried really hard, which he did, and he was SO calm. He made me proud!
         
        03-22-2009, 07:56 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I have to raise my hands up for this one. I love it.

    Dressage is the fundemental for most disiplines. Whether it is western or english. Just it is done in diffrent ways.

    Either way since I got into the classical dressge I prefer it more then the other disiplines I used to do.

    Thanks for posting this forum. It is nice to hear form more dressage lovers
         
        03-22-2009, 10:03 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by danastark    
    I love dressage, the preciseness of it, the challenge of it, the beauty of it. My kids do not particularly care for it, not as thrilling to them as jumping but I keep telling them that dressage will make everything else better, that it is the scaffolding that holds up all the other disciplines.
    My thoughts exactly =) When people first glance at Dressage they tend to shy away from it because it seems boring. They either want to jump directly into the Grand Prix level, or not do it at all. Everyone I knew went with jumping because it was instant gratification.

    I chose Dressage, and I feel I have a much better connection and understanding of horses because of it =)
         
        03-22-2009, 10:37 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Skippy, I agree with you. I also feel it is beneficial to both horse and rider no matter what discipline you ride in.

    I read everything I can and watch whenever I am able to, and just want to lift out of my seat and soar with them.

    My mission is to find a good instructor to take lessons from and fulfill my dream of "doing" dressage. Can't afford to go every week (daughter in collage and ever increasing expanses with the horses like everyone else), but I am very dedicated and disciplined when taking on new challenges and will definitely practice at home every day.

    Sorry for the side track, but I am very happy about this new category on HF.
         
        03-22-2009, 04:00 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I love jumping the thrill of it is amazing!
         

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