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post #21 of 29 Old 12-08-2009, 08:41 PM
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The biggest fault I found in eventing is that most eventers are taught dressage by eventers that have a mindset that shouts out "just get through the dressage part so we can get to the fun jumping portion".

The best eventers will take dressage lessons from a real dressage person, cross country from an eventer and jumping from a real jumper. These people win the most often.

When you see a dressage test in eventing that looks like it could beat an only dressage trained horse then I can guarantee that person was taught by a dressage person. This does not take away from what can be learned by an eventer PROVIDED they don't have a "I really hate dressage but we are stuck with it" thinking.

There is just so much more that can be learned from a dressage focused person, just as you will from a jumper only focused person and an eventer (for cross country portion only) focused person.
Exactly. The best event trainer in our area who has been to a few Rolex's and I think rode in the Olympics rides with a dressage coach and brings in many dressage people to her barn and encourages her students to ride with them.
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post #22 of 29 Old 12-08-2009, 09:26 PM
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The biggest fault I found in eventing is that most eventers are taught dressage by eventers that have a mindset that shouts out "just get through the dressage part so we can get to the fun jumping portion".

The best eventers will take dressage lessons from a real dressage person, cross country from an eventer and jumping from a real jumper. These people win the most often.

When you see a dressage test in eventing that looks like it could beat an only dressage trained horse then I can guarantee that person was taught by a dressage person. This does not take away from what can be learned by an eventer PROVIDED they don't have a "I really hate dressage but we are stuck with it" thinking.

There is just so much more that can be learned from a dressage focused person, just as you will from a jumper only focused person and an eventer (for cross country portion only) focused person.
AGREED! My trainer is an eventer, but she focuses SO much on dressage! I take a private lesson once a week and we usually work on dressage the whole time, or most of the time. We also use dressage in our jumping, it isn't just jump the jump, you have to ride the right pace, have control, and use your aids effecantly, and I think dressage plays a HUGE role in it. I seriously hate eventers who go, dressage isn't important, the jumping is! and they just go around the dressage arena and perform a bad, uncontrolled test. My mindset on it is, if you can't do a respectibile test, with accuracy, control, etc. why the HECK do you think you can go out and ride a XC course?

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post #23 of 29 Old 12-08-2009, 11:39 PM
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I would think that would be for serious, serious eventers with a lot of money. We are only getting started with sanctioned events at beginner novive and hopefully Novice next year. Our trainer definitely doesn't blow off dressage and flatwork either. We usually do jumping every two or three weeks. And as far and riding during the week, we do flat work everyday except one day, and sometimes go two weeks straight of flat work. (Besides, dressage is the base of all riding in english, am I not correct?) And trails come in here and there with some galloping and xc jumps. (:
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post #24 of 29 Old 12-08-2009, 11:46 PM
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Stormy, our trainer sounds a lot like yours actually!
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post #25 of 29 Old 12-11-2009, 07:30 PM
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Ok, I'm sorry, but IMO if you can't ride an almost flawless dressage test at BN, then you shouldn't be going up to Novice.

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That is why she said maybe by the END of next year. And those videos were from the summer so now she has improved SO much, she is forward and almost always on the bit. I would really like to get back on the subject, though, about how I can improve on my dressage and not talk about how many trainers I need because I'm thankful for the one I have.

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post #27 of 29 Old 12-13-2009, 12:11 AM
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Ok one more off topic comment though.

YOUR HORSE SHARES HER NAME WITH A HARRY POTTER CHARECTER!!!!!!

I am now done.

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Wow I have never noticed that! Thats weird! haha

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post #29 of 29 Old 12-13-2009, 02:26 PM
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Fleur Delacore Weasley. And out comes my geekiness....

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