Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
We have found that most open minded Dressage instructors will be able to teach you to adapt the aids or failing that a side saddle instructor (I do know of one just outside of Edinburgh if you are struggling)
Basicly if the horse has got the aid already established then they tend to pick up on the adaptions better, infact even highly schooled dressage horses adapted fairly quickly. It was pretty much a case of I got on the horse and using the correct aids taught it to go from voice commands, from voice commands my Para friend could teach it to go to her aids. Generaly it only took a couple of sessions for a dressage horse to figure it out! Hardest part is figuring out what voice commands the horse already knows and then what will work for things like extending the trot, latteraly work etc without confusing the horse.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT