Originally Posted by JessXxX
Thank you :) I just want to say that I really admire you and nelson and love to hear about your sucesses
Yep we have a pony club, however I do not have a trailer soo I can only really afford to trailer him to my lessons and to shows I am only able to have one lesson a month at the moment :/ I know this is not alot but I'll just try to work on the things I learn in between I'm not even going to think about starting to jump until he is better balenced and working nicely in the school and able to canter on the right leg! The only thing I'm a little worried about is that he is terrified of water :/ which could be a problem with all those water jumps haha any ideas how to desensitize him to it? :)
Thanks Jess! That is very kind of you to say
and that means a lot! I love my Boo, he's my special man <3
I understand the frustrations of not owing your own rig, I'm there too. I have to rely on my Besties around me to haul my arse around. But it sounds like you have goals set out, and very realistic one's at that! You can do it! There are a lot of great video's out there on Dressage and that can help you with the fundamentals. I like video's because I am a visual learner, and do well with seeing and hearing at the same time.
I have a hard time with books.
Jane Savoie is a great one to look to. She has a whole system out - books, video and tape casset - to help you each step of the way. My Coach has her series and she loves it. I'm going to borrow it from her when she's finished with it.
There are also lots of great books, I have 101 Dressage Exercises for both horse and rider. Great pictures and very explanatory.
You can also hack - I highly suggest hacking. Great way to condition both you and your horse. I hack all the time! Hack, hack, hack and hack some more when you are done hacking
I can't wait to hear about your progress together! Pics are a must you know