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    01-16-2009, 12:00 AM
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The Lost Little Dressage Rider...

Hello all. I wanted some opinions on a question I've been wrestling with. I've been riding for 11+ years, and for much of that time I have been focused in Dressage. Now it's time to go off to college, and fortunately my college has an equestrian team where I'll still be able to get my horse fixes. The only catch is, they don't do dressage *tear*. So I need help figuring out which of the available disciplines would fit a dressage rider not doing dressage best. The choices are as follows:

1. Hunt seat on the flat
2. Hunt seat over fences
3. Western Horsemanship
4. Reining

Thanks in advance!
     
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    01-16-2009, 12:28 AM
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Reining
     
    01-16-2009, 01:05 AM
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Oooh. Why do you suggest this, may I ask? I'm not very familiar with western at all... I can't even figure out the cinch *blush*. Of course that could well be remedied by someone willing to show me.

Where can I find out what reining is all about?
     
    01-16-2009, 01:13 AM
  #4
Weanling
Here is a little description about reining and there is a video too.
INfo:
Reining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Video:


I love reining it is really funn!
     
    01-16-2009, 01:28 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Reining is the closest to dressage in the western world. But is that what you want to do or do you want to try something new? Liiiiiike.... jumping. :) might be a good opportunity to try a new discipline!
     
    01-16-2009, 02:39 AM
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I'm willing to try new things out certainly. Any of these would be very new to me. I have dabbled in jumping however and... it really doesn't capture my interest. Not to say that I think it's pointless or trivial, but for whatever reason I can take it or leave it.

Reining does look interesting. I'll have to explore each of the options and perhaps see what the people in charge of the team think I ought to do.
     
    01-20-2009, 05:57 AM
  #7
Foal
Rining is the western version of dressage so that would be a good choice.
     
    01-20-2009, 09:55 AM
  #8
Weanling
Reining is considered the Western form of Dressage, BUT it is not Dressage. Reiners are not Dressage horses in western tack. The way you go about training and riding a reiner is so different then how you ride and train a Dressage horse. The goal is the same, to achieve the highest level of harmony between horse and rider. But the tasks for which it was designed are completely different (Dressage = Military, Reining = Cowworking). Unless you have ridden a lot of western in the past (or unless you just really have a desire to go western) then I would not suggest going with Reining. Learning to ride western will almost be like learning to ride a horse all over again. If you REALLY want to learn to ride western, I'd say go for it. But I'll warn you that switching seats is not a walk in the park. I'm going to opposite direction, from Western to Dressage, but I'm doing that because Dressage is what I REALLY want to do.

I would suggest going with one of the Hunt Seat teams (either over fences or on the flats). This will be closer to what you are used to in the aspect that you won't have to change to a new seat.

In the end it's really up to you. Before you make your decision see if you can test out the different disciplines to see what you like best. Go around to different trainers and take one or two lessons in each discipline to see what you like. I know that seems kind of odd to take only a couple lessons with one trainer, but most trainers will understand what you are trying to accomplish and will be happy to work with you.

Good luck,

Jubilee
     
    01-20-2009, 01:15 PM
  #9
Trained
I agree with testing out the different disciplines.

I definitely say reining would be your best bet. For me, switching between English to Western and then back again was pretty simple, but then again I grew up riding bareback half the time anyway. Riding a reining horse is a very different feel than riding a dressage horse, but I think you may like it because of the common goal between reiners and dressage riders.
     

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