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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 tinyliny On thread : how do i get my horse more balanced and engage his hind endnumber one is FORWARD! get him more forward without any regard for how he deals with the bit or where he holds his head, or whatever. Work first on the straightaway of the arena, just giving him...Liked On: 05-19-2013, 06:06 AM
Posted On: 05-19-2013, 12:28 AMKayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : MouthingCareful because Willow contains ASA and will show up in a drug test. As well, anything spicy contains capsaicin and will test. This is what warmbloods are like lol. Ro is quite stoic but my...Liked On: 04-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Posted On: 04-24-2013, 03:27 PMKayty liked post by JustDressageIt On thread : Advice reguarding Suspensory LIgament InjuriesFollow your vet's directions to a T. No turnout means no turnout; stall rest means completely and if he gets silly, a light sedative might be the answer. Hand walking is just that. Get an...Liked On: 04-24-2013, 07:16 PM
Posted On: 04-24-2013, 07:12 PMKayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : Warm Back after RidingYup, normal. That's what people mean when they say "warming the back up" or "keeping the back warm". Also why quarter sheets are so important when riding in cold weather :) Posted via Mobile DeviceLiked On: 04-14-2013, 07:06 AM
Posted On: 04-12-2013, 09:18 PMKayty liked post by ~*~anebel~*~ On thread : What are you working on?Getting excited for the final indoor series show - 3 weeks away!! My coach is coming up the week before (and I hope for the actual show as well - trying to get the whole "team" up to the show!)...Liked On: 04-14-2013, 07:03 AM
Posted On: 04-13-2013, 11:16 PMKayty liked post by MyBoyPuck On thread : Free Walking.....My understanding of the free walk is that the horse is supposed to stretch out on a longer rein but still with contact. The idea is to fish out the reins to the horse so it can elongate it's frame...Liked On: 04-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Posted On: 04-10-2013, 05:20 PMKayty liked post by Cherie On thread : leg cues, constant or rhythmicIt depends on if you are asking a green horse that currently does not know how to move properly off of the leg or a trained horse that is being asked to do something that it has been taught. Green...Liked On: 04-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Posted On: 04-10-2013, 12:54 PMKayty liked post by equitate On thread : Dressage LettersUnless you are setting up the arena (and even then it is in the USEF rule book) or taking a test, it is immaterial to know the 17 letters. Riding a test is easier learned by riding the patterns.Liked On: 04-10-2013, 01:30 AM
Posted On: 04-10-2013, 01:08 AMKayty liked post by Palomine On thread : What are you saying?It is important though to remember that horses have a mind of their own. Not everything is because of confusion, or pain, or hole in training. Sometimes it is simply horse does not want to. ...Liked On: 04-10-2013, 12:25 AM
Posted On: 04-09-2013, 05:58 PMKayty liked post by Joe4d On thread : Building muscle?muscles should come from work, not chemicalsLiked On: 04-10-2013, 12:14 AM
Posted On: 04-08-2013, 01:32 AMKayty liked post by Skyseternalangel On thread : Can't get his legs to stop swellingThen you need to move him to someplace where he CAN be out. This isn't good for him to be cooped up with swollen legs. He needs to be able to walk to boost circulation and prevent the swelling. ...Liked On: 04-07-2013, 07:57 PM
Posted On: 04-03-2013, 06:19 PMKayty liked post by tinyliny On thread : "Sculpting" a Yearling's Neck?his neck is set on that way. when he muscles out , in time, it'll be less noticeable. Be patient for him to grow up and fill out. Horses at that age are really awkward looking.Liked On: 04-07-2013, 08:36 AM
Posted On: 04-04-2013, 09:39 PMKayty liked post by equitate On thread : Help with Hands when turningBoth are NOT correct, both are rein effects however. A direct rein of opposition Pulling one rein is a backward action, it will cause the horse to throw the quarters out and (over)bend the neck, and...Liked On: 04-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Posted On: 04-01-2013, 07:19 AMKayty liked post by maura On thread : Leg PositionsThis is probably different depending on discipline, so there are probably a dozen different versions, none universally correct but all with correct applications. That disclaimer out of the way,...Liked On: 04-02-2013, 06:06 AM
Posted On: 03-31-2013, 11:15 AMKayty liked post by AlexS On thread : Exercising Other Peoples HorsesHoney, I'm either 37 or 38, I am so old, I forget and have to do the math, and can't be bothered right now. I've had horses all of my life. I think I have trained a lot, but actually they were...Liked On: 04-02-2013, 05:09 AM
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