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post #1 of 4 Old 09-11-2008, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Starting Dressage

My horse and I are starting dressage at the moment. So far it is allot of fun. We have done all sorts of other disiplines english included. I have ridden trained dressage horses, so we are starting from the begining together. I will practice the stuff teh trainer at the barn has given me and watch others then when we are better in the arena we will proably start lessons. We are also doing endurance riding at the same time. This last week we worked on walk, trot, canter and up and down transitions, are a little rusty! Then we worked on cirlces! Well one way was very nice and smooth, other way not so much! But i can not expect perfection right! Sily boy is fighting me just a bit one way to be a stinker. We wil work it out. He is very supple and that is a good start! Hopfully our first show for a training level test will be febuary! I'm just realy excited to start anouther chapter in our riding carrier! Any recommendations on web sites or books that have nice patterns to work on?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-11-2008, 05:13 PM
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This is my favorite to work on between lessons with trainers:

I think the amazon site will let you peek inside. Great exercises for all sorts of things at every level, and easy explanations.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-12-2008, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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I saw either that book or one like it in the library listign of books, will have to check it out!

Last night was so nice we did some very nice up and down transtions and only a little rushing into his canter! We actutually did round circles at a trot and canter!! I was so excited he is picking it up pretty quick, of course still much more to learn, but this feels like a good start! I practced a fake patern i had seen others do, I was just memmorizing as much as possible and he did very nicely, except we do not halt strait, there is a bit of sideway saction with this! We will be working on that! THis is so much fun!
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-19-2008, 11:48 PM
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how do you like it thus far? I heard english is tons of fun! how about endurance riding? I have never seen/heard about it much....
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