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        03-25-2009, 08:00 PM
      #31
    Trained
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    I don't really do much dressage... but flat work is fine as long as we don't do the same thing for to llong.
    I <3 jumping, though.
    If you want to jump, you have to have strong fundamentals in dressage.

    GP horses do minimally level 3 dressage.

    Afterall - stadium jumping is dressage with speed bumps.

    If you don't have a well rounded horse, working off of their hind end and light on their front, if you don't have a horse with no lateral work, no balance, no rhythm - you have nothing to be successful in the jumping ring.

    You have to have dressage to have rhythm, tempo, fluid movement, a light horse, lead changes, balance, roll backs, striding, extending, collecting, a rounded horse instead of a heavy flat horse, straitness, relaxation, softness, suppleness - and a horse who can rock onto their hind end with ease for those bigger jumps.

    Without it - you will not be successful in the jumping ring.
         
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        03-25-2009, 08:27 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    Like my horse junior he knows basic dressage if I pull the reins to the right he'll actually put his head in the postition until i'll pull the reins back and he is reall good at dressage he did a collected trot one time but I don't pratice it wiht him I probably should since he knows it
         
        04-05-2009, 09:43 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    I do collected/extended gaits and such, and we occasionally work on leg yields. Most of the dressage we do is simple, nothing too extreme. (:
         
        04-06-2009, 06:35 AM
      #34
    Foal
    I love Dressage, even more so than jumping. I love the challenge of it , and really focusing on you and your horse.
         
        04-06-2009, 07:52 AM
      #35
    Foal
    I have to say I've learned to love it! As well as the benefits to me and the horse... I find it incredibly therapeutic... You have to relax, and everything (breathing, gaits, transitions, directions etc) is done rhymically and in tempo. Can only decribe it as being in some kind of 'bubble' with just you and the horse.
         
        04-06-2009, 06:53 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    I don't like it and neither does junior too much he actually fell asleep once I laughed
         
        04-06-2009, 07:39 PM
      #37
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by morganshow11    
    I hate dressage!!!!
    Can I ask why?
         
        04-06-2009, 08:03 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Iluvjunior    
    i don't like it and neither does junior too much he actually fell asleep once I laughed
    If you don't like dressage you'd better get your butt out of that saddle and quit.
    Haha.
    Think about it like.. doing a jumping course? You're saying the only part of the course you like is going over the jumps? ^-^ Cause, seriously, most of riding, if not all of riding- yeah, scratch that, all of riding, is really dressage. You will never make it over a jump if your gait isn't right. Do you do a five foot jump from a walk? Haha.

    Rupert knows a lot more of dressage than I expected. His canter is amazing. His transitions are really smart- he only goes if your position is good. He always has the right lead and before I manage to act for a flying lead change, he does it himself! He's very good at leg yields but we don't practice them often. His collected\extended trots are amazing, too. <33 him.
         
        04-07-2009, 02:39 PM
      #39
    Weanling
    I have been riding hunter jumper for years, and on Saturday I had my first dressage lesson. I now appreciate it more then ever before.
    I learned more about communicating with your horse then I had ever understood from years of riding.

    I am now a follower of the I heart dressage group.
         
        04-07-2009, 09:12 PM
      #40
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by IheartPheobe    
    If you don't like dressage you'd better get your butt out of that saddle and quit.
    Haha.
    Think about it like.. doing a jumping course? You're saying the only part of the course you like is going over the jumps? ^-^ Cause, seriously, most of riding, if not all of riding- yeah, scratch that, all of riding, is really dressage. You will never make it over a jump if your gait isn't right.
    I think you just made my night.... haha
    Just a note... when I'm talking dressage, I'm not talking tophat and coattails, I'm talking schooling the basics, whether you have an english saddle, western, or none at all.
         

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