Practice makes perfect (: - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-23-2010, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 274
• Horses: 1
Practice makes perfect (:

After my last show, getting not much of a decent score for dressage, I started this thread: Is This Fair?

Most of the advice I recived was about getting my horse (Rocky) a lot more forward and pushing him into the bit instead of riding "by the head." Also, I knew I had to keep his contact more steady, and keep his head from swaying.

All the advice was very helpful, although some of it seemed a little more on the criticism side. Anyway, I used the advice, and today when I was riding, I worked on all of this stuff. I really felt like I was pushing him forward into the bit, using my leg and seat aids.

I had a friend trot on the same 20m circle with me for about 5-10 minutes and we watched each other and told each other what we were doing wrong. I asked her whether Rocky looked more forward and taking larger strides, and she told me that he was, and looked better than before I was moving him forward from behind.

I also held my hands higher, up in front of me, and that caused me to stop seesawing, so I noticed his head was A LOT more steady!

Thank you so much to everyone who took time to look at the video and give me replies in that thread. I realize now what I'll have to work on during a dressage test, and with a little work, I'm sure my horse will get a lot better. (:
EventingIsLovee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 04-23-2010, 09:58 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
Posts: 8,220
• Horses: 0
I'm so proud of you and your accomplishments! Good for you, and be proud of yourself for taking what you could and applied it to your riding!

*claps* Bravo!

MIEventer is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-23-2010, 10:06 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: alberta
Posts: 2,747
• Horses: 1
good job!!

If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.
ridergirl23 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-23-2010, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 274
• Horses: 1
Thanks guyss (:
EventingIsLovee is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Practice Courses Anyone?? JumpingJellyBean Jumping 10 01-03-2010 10:41 PM
How can I get more practice? Clementine Horse Riding 7 10-30-2009 11:32 AM
Need some practice :) saint3meg3rlfc Horse Artwork 94 10-13-2009 08:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome