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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 : Western dressage-stretched collectionPut "dressage" in a name, and it's going to get judged like dressage ;) I would love to see the horse confirmed in the training before arriving to the show and being asked to perform movements only...Liked On: 11-30-2013, 03:37 AM
Posted On: 11-26-2013, 04:41 PMKayty liked post by ecasey On thread : I need to know if this is a hopeless (navicular) case.Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to reply. I sincerely appreciate your time and efforts. I am going to pass on the horse. I've cried all night and I cannot stand the idea, but...Liked On: 11-29-2013, 05:15 AM
Posted On: 11-27-2013, 02:29 AMKayty liked post by Foxhunter On thread : I need to know if this is a hopeless (navicular) case.A very young horse to have navicular. Must have very bad contracted heels. The vet also said he is twisted in front which could put the strain in the wrong place hence the navicular. Nothing you can...Liked On: 11-29-2013, 05:14 AM
Posted On: 11-26-2013, 05:41 PMKayty liked post by Speed Racer On thread : I need to know if this is a hopeless (navicular) case.You do know that navicular is degenerative, right? So whatever palliatives you use, he's eventually going to be completely miserable and unrideable. I notice he also has weak musculature and back...Liked On: 11-29-2013, 05:13 AM
Posted On: 11-26-2013, 05:24 PMKayty liked post by Allison Finch On thread : Teaching myself dressage - critique?The main thing I see is you are not keeping a consistent constructive contact with your horse's mouth. I see slack reins, then contact then slack reins. Your hands are base wide too often and your...Liked On: 11-24-2013, 04:00 AM
Posted On: 11-23-2013, 10:40 PMKayty liked post by Fahntasia On thread : Slipping dressage saddleDon't mean to be rude but.....why did you even post this thread? you obviously had a set opinion at the start....Saddle slipping = bad fitting saddle like everyone said. But I guess your trainer...Liked On: 11-24-2013, 04:00 AM
Posted On: 11-23-2013, 11:44 PMKayty liked post by MyBoyPuck On thread : Teaching myself dressage - critique?Wow, if you look that good self taught, imagine what you could do with a good instructor. Love your quiet seat and hands. That's perfect that your horse was trained to second level. He's got all the...Liked On: 11-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Posted On: 11-20-2013, 09:59 PMKayty liked post by Speed Racer On thread : Need some advice about a friesian.It's a scam, and a pretty obvious one at that.Liked On: 11-23-2013, 07:31 PM
Posted On: 11-22-2013, 04:00 PMKayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : Slipping dressage saddleWhat kind of saddle is it? I find this is a really common thing with air saddles. Until the back atrophies enough that the spine will hold the saddle on, but if the horse is overweight this effect...Liked On: 11-23-2013, 05:32 PM
Posted On: 11-23-2013, 01:49 AMKayty liked post by SlideStop On thread : Convince my parents to buy me a horseIn the horse world, or in any world, sometimes cheap doesn't mean better. A lot of times the cheap stuff is not fit properly, made from crummy materials and will break quickly/easily. You'll be...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:16 PM
Posted On: 11-13-2013, 04:00 PMKayty liked post by AlexS On thread : Convince my parents to buy me a horseIt sounds like your parents have the income to do this, but not the shared interest that you have. They feel they are meeting your goals by paying for your lessons, but you want more? Often when...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:15 PM
Posted On: 11-13-2013, 04:22 AMKayty liked post by Oshawapilot On thread : Convince my parents to buy me a horseAgreed, ultimately you may need to accept that no-means-no. Be prepared for that. My daughter has "suggested" we buy a horse many times, but the answer (for now) has been a clear no from me. We...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:13 PM
Posted On: 11-12-2013, 03:54 PMJust because your father's pay situation has gotten better still doesn't mean they can afford to buy you a horse and pay for everything. Did it ever occur to you they may be behind on their bills...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:11 PM
Posted On: 11-12-2013, 07:48 AMKayty liked post by tinyliny On thread : Convince my parents to buy me a horsei have not read all the prior posts, so forgive me if I repeat what's already been said, but, CAN your parents afford to get you , and keep for you, a horse? is this them just withholding this...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:10 PM
Posted On: 11-11-2013, 10:40 PMIt's your parents' money. If they don't want/can't afford to buy you a horse, they won't regardless of your essay. The only sure way to get a horse is to buy it and pay for everything yourself as...Liked On: 11-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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