Training for Shows next year...
okay. as some of you know i have a quarter horse that was western then me and my instructor trained him to fo english and then he went back to western but could still do english and now he is an all around horse... i want to start showing next year starting in february if i have a trailer by then.. i will be doing all in western including western pleasure,walk/trot and/or canter classes, and trail. maybe poles or something for fun.. but then i will also focus on english. i will be doing english pleasure and eventing(dressage/showjumping/cross-country).. i dont have an arena. but i now have a paddock to ride in but it is hilly until he is switched over into this other paddock which is flat. i have not arena though. the trail classes i think i wont have a problem with cuz nothing spooks or bothers duke.. he 17 years old but can jump like a dream! i will mainly focus on jumping and dressage as those are the main obstacles i will have... all of my question.. :)
1. What all can i use to make jump?
the things can think of is.. pvc pipes(?i think that is what it is), buckets, and maybe i can make some homemade standard... but i am not sure how to make cross country jumps. as in the water jumps, the things that are elevated off the ground and it is like a step, or the very wide jumps like little houses...
2. What exactly is somethings done in dressage?
a. what is collection all about
b.what is free walk
c. what is rein-back
d. how can i teach duek to back up,half pass,and do collection
3.i know how to teach a horse to jump but i am no sure how to teach a horse all the movements he must know for dressage.. he is somewat in shape and is getting slimmer and more athletic....
ANY SUGGECTIONS OR ANSWERS FOR ANY OF MY QUESTIONS?? thank you so much!
katies loves duke so very much!!