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It just dawned on me that I should ask you another question. What should I be working on to do beginner novice eventing for the dressage portion? It seems simple, and I gather that I should be working on transitions, keeping the gaits the same pace, making sure to bend through corners, and being as seamless as possible. Is there anything else I should try? No dressage instructors in my area...my coach is h/j but knows a bit about dressage.
Thanks for your reply! I have an instructor but she's more hunter/jumper than dressage. We practice shoulder ins and outs a lot in lessons, sometimes do circles, that stuff, but Casper doesn't even know what a should in is! Okay, so let's make sure I'm right about this:
On a 20 meter circle, ask him to leg-yield to the outside and with my inside leg, "push" him into my outside rein for just a few good steps until he starts to build strength and understand the concept. What should my inside rein be doing? And my outside leg would, on a horse who understood lateral work, act as a regulator right? If he started moving too much to the sideways, the outside leg would keep him in between my legs type of thing?
I'e only really read about dressage and have about 0 experience with it.
- Hi Kayty,
In my starting eventing thread, some of the eventers there recommended talking to you about dressage. I'll just be doing beginner novice, but my horse really likes to cut corners and isn't responsive when I ask him to move laterally. What are some exercises I can do to help supple him and get him to respond better to my leg - he's great at moving forward, just not sideways.
- Hi Kayty,
Interested in your opinion of the McLean's, since you 'liked' my post?
Read heaps of Andrew's philosophy & thought I'd done my research well enough when I decided it was the place to send my green horse. After only a week i visited him... & took him home amid tears! The man(Warwick) accused me of lying that the horse had any prior training at all(I had been up to taking him out & about on trail rides when I got pregnant). At the paddock, he ran to the far side & stood shaking. Took me a while to get near him(he had always come when called!). He had a halter left on him that had rubbed his nose raw, was headshy and had sores in the corners of his mouth from a bit(they'd assured me they wouldn't use one because I hadn't started him that way). He was reactive on the ground, but almost 'mechanical' to ride... Years later he's still got a few 'hangups' from the experience!
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- Kayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : New instructor wants me to ride with side reins on newly broke horse. Thoughts?Riding with side reins is very dangerous. Lunging with them correctly adjusted and using proper lunging technique is very beneficial for teaching the horse about the contact. I am not a fan of the...Liked On: 03-16-2014, 12:13 AM
Posted On: 03-12-2014, 01:59 PMKayty liked post by DancingArabian On thread : Horse turns butt in when cantering?! HELPEither it's because the horse has a physical problem or because the rider has been allowing it to. Have the horse checked by a vet for physical problems, have the vet watch the horse go. Ruling that...Liked On: 03-16-2014, 12:07 AM
Posted On: 03-15-2014, 10:12 PMKayty liked post by SaraM On thread : Leg Yield Canter Away from the WallIf you're moving away from the wall to the left, is your horse on the left lead? If so, that's a half pass. If not, (for anyone, not just the OP) what would be the purpose of this? It seems like...Liked On: 03-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Posted On: 03-07-2014, 05:38 PMKayty liked post by equitate On thread : The problem with collection and upper level dressageThe main factor in a (sound) horse not progressing methodically is the rider, not the horse. Will the horse necessarily be 'competitive'? No. But most horses can get to an acceptable piaffe. One...Liked On: 03-07-2014, 01:25 AM
Posted On: 03-07-2014, 01:22 AMKayty liked post by picup436 On thread : Competition RantSorry to disagree with you, but the riders have every right to ask you to move. You try telling a prey animal that a weird looking box thing on wheels that makes strange noises isn't going to eat...Liked On: 02-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Posted On: 02-26-2014, 11:00 PMKayty liked post by kenda On thread : Success in the Dressage Ring without a WarmbloodI am only riding in local shows and the like, but when I'm riding a dressage test, I don't really even notice the other competitors. I'm not riding against them. I'm riding against my own past...Liked On: 02-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Posted On: 02-20-2014, 04:56 PMThere's also fewer Belgian WBs, selle francais, Trakhener, etc... The higher up you go. The top of the sport is basically dominated by Hano and KWPN. So that is a moot point. Again, the only...Liked On: 02-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Posted On: 02-20-2014, 04:01 PMI don't know why people think warmbloods are innately better than other horses? I see a heck of a lot of bad warmbloods. JMO the people in the dressage ring who are the most "breedist" are those...Liked On: 02-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Posted On: 02-20-2014, 02:28 PMKayty liked post by Dreamcatcher Arabians On thread : little filly with deformed legIf she was mine, I'd have either done surgery right away or had her put down. She could "maybe" be a pasture pet as is, but useful for anything? Doubtful. :-(Liked On: 02-19-2014, 12:07 AM
Posted On: 02-16-2014, 01:12 AMKayty liked post by equitate On thread : Outline in canter, engaging the hind endLet's talk about what gets in the way of a steady bit acceptance in canter. Proper flexion longitudinally and working long and low is a TEST of bit acceptance. When a horse is brought...Liked On: 02-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Posted On: 02-13-2014, 01:01 PMKayty liked post by jaydee On thread : Outline in canter, engaging the hind endYou can use the neck strap part of a running martingale - as long as the martingale is correctly adjusted to not interfere with the horses natural head carriage it will work fine - or remove the...Liked On: 02-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Posted On: 02-13-2014, 10:51 AMKayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : Outline in canter, engaging the hind endProbably a lesson from a good dressage instructor is your best bet. We want the horse to go to the contact, not duck behind it. The hands do very little beyond holding the reins and indicating...Liked On: 02-13-2014, 03:03 AM
Posted On: 02-12-2014, 11:39 AMKayty liked post by lilruffian On thread : Pure bred Thoroughbred?If he raced in the professional circuit (where most OTTB's come from) he will be purebred, registered and a lip tattoo.Liked On: 02-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Posted On: 02-05-2014, 11:06 PMKayty liked post by smrobs On thread : Show off your 2010 model horses!Zoe is so gorgeous and is maturing so beautifully. Here's my single 2010 baby, Taz. I've not had time to do much with him so his training is on hold til this spring/summer when there are more...Liked On: 02-03-2014, 07:59 PM
Posted On: 01-31-2014, 08:19 PMKayty liked post by JustDressageIt On thread : Show off your 2010 model horses!Alright, there are threads for the 2012, 2011, 2013 horses, we need one for the 4 and coming-4 year olds!! So - what are your 2010 model horses doing? Zoe is a reg'd Sport Horse filly...Liked On: 02-03-2014, 07:58 PM
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