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13th Dec 2001, 01:59 AM
what patterns are good for practicing Dressage?
and could someone give me some examples of dressage menuvers, starting at the extremly simple (shoulder ins) and working up?
13th Dec 2001, 07:44 AM
Hi Silver 1
If you're interested in getting a book to help you, I have "Essential Dressage" by Jane Kidd at home.
It explains what dressage is about, what judges look for, how to train your horse (6 step pyramid of training), and the exercises you can use to develop certain skills in your horse.
Its very clearly written and nicely illustrated. The BHS library stocks it, although you could probably pick it up at any decent book store.
13th Dec 2001, 05:26 PM
thanks Horsey Bird, perhaps if I can find it I'll get it :)
14th Dec 2001, 09:59 PM
patterns for practicing dressage-
circles are ALWAYS good, helps you practicing bending. and geting the horse to listen to legs.
sirpentines- they are like a big s, well a double S. you have to change your diagonal and flexion every curve.
umm, im having a blank out, PM me if you ned more detial, or more patterns.
15th Dec 2001, 01:37 AM
At first I'd start simply, and stick with it until you understand the basis of these movements (bend, footing, etc.), and you can attempt them reasonably successfully.
Like above stated, start with circles at various sizes, sepentines, figure of eights, leg yeild (move forward and sideways at the same time), changing riens, broken lines (on the long side, you bend towards the centre from the wall, then bend away back towards the wall, kind of making a hill shape), etc.
17th Dec 2001, 03:51 AM
I do figure eights, circles and triple cerpentines already, those are kind of old... :(
I still haven't figured out how to get Missy to do a lead change, she usually does it herself...you know the skip thing?
I was hoping for a more complex pattern...
17th Dec 2001, 12:21 PM
Here are a couple of good dressage links for you to take a look at Silver:
ridinghabit.com AND classicaldressage.com
The first one is particulary for good visual effects for shoulder in, travers, flying change (the skip thing!), etc,....take a look I'm sure it'll help you find some more advanced schooling movements for you to piece together into a training session for yourself and your horse;)
17th Dec 2001, 06:07 PM
18th Dec 2001, 07:17 PM
try dressage with my fave horse Mydas
Would I need to wear smart clothes for this?
18th Dec 2001, 11:04 PM
You'll only need nice clothes if you plan to show. Generally, long boots in dressage are more common than short ones (but that's once again, if you plan to show).
19th Dec 2001, 08:05 AM
3rd Jan 2002, 09:09 PM
Hey silver, Make sure you can get your pony/horse to go into the corners:D right now me and laddie cant do that:rolleyes: but im working on it hes a rat bag and .........i dont really like dressage but I have to do flat work befor i can Jump (( I like zooming around and jumping )):)
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