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    06-04-2010, 01:35 AM
  #1
Yearling
amazing clinic!

Last week I had the opportunity to ride with an unbelievable dressage trainer and I can't believe (ok I can...) how much it has helped my jumping and flatwork alike. We spent a ton of time on position and rhythm and transitions. My horse is going amazing this week, soooo light to my aids and much more willing, which I am sure is due to my being a lot more balanced and clear with what I am asking for.

I know people on this forum talk about dressage as a foundation for all disciplines a lot, and it is soooo true. All you hunters and jumpers out there, if you have the chance to take some dressage lessons, DO IT!
     
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    06-04-2010, 08:12 AM
  #2
Showing
I believe in it. My trainer is dressage/jumping instructor with the strong focus on dressage on flat, and I must admit my horse is very different from what she used to be last year since I started taking lessons.
     
    06-05-2010, 12:06 PM
  #3
Trained
That is awesome Tealmut! Congrats on your great lesson and your epiphany of Dressage! That is wonderful :) :) Thanks for sharing your experience!
     
    06-05-2010, 05:36 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tealamutt    
Last week I had the opportunity to ride with an unbelievable dressage trainer and I can't believe (ok I can...) how much it has helped my jumping and flatwork alike. We spent a ton of time on position and rhythm and transitions. My horse is going amazing this week, soooo light to my aids and much more willing, which I am sure is due to my being a lot more balanced and clear with what I am asking for.

I know people on this forum talk about dressage as a foundation for all disciplines a lot, and it is soooo true. All you hunters and jumpers out there, if you have the chance to take some dressage lessons, DO IT!
That's great! Lt's unbelievable how many things transfer from flatwork to jumping! And if you have a strong base in dressage/flatwork, the jumping becomes 10x easier. L ride hunter/jumper mainly, but the only clinic that l currently attend is a dressage clinic. That's great that you learned a lot from the clinic :)
     
    06-07-2010, 04:14 PM
  #5
Green Broke
That's great!! And completely agreed that all hunters and jumpers should take dressage lessons/clinics!
     
    06-07-2010, 04:33 PM
  #6
Weanling
Dressage helps with so many things , everything !!
     
    06-08-2010, 05:07 AM
  #7
Foal
I agree so much! I'm having consistent flatwork lessons for the first time in 3 years, and oh boy has it made a difference (let's not mention the fact that my muscles scream as I try to get out of bed the next day though!)
     

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