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why do you like dressage?

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        10-17-2008, 10:25 PM
      #31
    Showing
    Soo true; it has definitely been helping me. Especially when we do jump courses & the turns.
         
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        10-21-2008, 02:04 AM
      #32
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    That's my motto

    Mine too
         
        10-21-2008, 06:49 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    I don't exactly do dressage, but when I've been working on leg yielding I love the feeling of getting it right - building on the quality, understanding how to correct it when he bulges out through his shoulder, getting rid of the bad habits school horses learn like taking a few good steps then zipping back to the wall. My instructors have been telling me 'it doesn't matter if you only make one step of leg yielding as long as it's a good one' and it really is rewarding to work on it like that. Even for something that simple you really have to think about how you're riding and how you communicate with the horse.
         
        12-21-2008, 11:00 PM
      #34
    Foal
    I just wanted to say why I like dressage. I have always been a dressage rider at heart. I started jumping at 12 years didn't like it but, that was because I wanted something more then just flying over fences with a trainer yelling at me. I would not say that my introduction to jumping was a good one. I also had some western/trail riding. I am the kind of person that must be constantly challenged or I get board. So dressage is great for me!! If you study the basics they are very very interesting because of the effects they have on the horse and rider. Even though what is going on is more subtle then the other movements its more important then the fancy stuff!! I love dressage because it causes a rider to think about things more. If a dressage rider does not give thought to what he/she is asking the horse to do it is very obvious. On the other hand when an accomplished thoughtful and hard working dressage rider gets on a horse the differencesare like night and day!! I also like it because it is such an old discipline and was used in the medieval ages.

    I must admit that I was bored by it too before I really started to learn about it. But, I think it’s really cool because it can be used for every horse, every discipline and every rider that wants to learn. I know lots of people that don't like it but, most of those people are not familiar with it or refuse to learn about it.

    Its nice to here everyone’s opinions about it!! Good luck with your jumping!!! :)
         
        12-22-2008, 04:32 PM
      #35
    Trained
    I ride dressage because it is the only english discipline that encourages the teaching of proper riding skills instead of just chucking you on a horse over a fence, up a hill or on a track. In order to succeed in dressage, despite common belief you cannot just go and buy the big fancy horse and chuck a fancy trainer on it and expect to waltz into the ring. You actually need to know how to apply the aids, how to deal with spooks, bucks and "I don't want to"s in a test, no matter how much money you've pumped into the horse.
         

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