Kim Cox

Calgary, Canada

I compete, coach and judge Dressage in Calgary, Alberta Canada. CalgaryDressaage.com shares information on Dressage training, Alberta Dressage and Dressage showing tips in Calgary, Alberta Canada. CalgaryDressage.com is a local portal through which I share my Dressage journey.

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I make notes for you after each lesson. Why don’t other Riding Coaches do that?

Love these emails:   On Oct 2, 2018, at 10:46 AM,  wrote: Hi Kim, Thanks for the great lesson yesterday. I really enjoy getting some clarity and answers to some of my long-time questions. I really love the notes you attached to the invoice about the highlights of my lesson. Great training aid! Cheers, Laureen …

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Some Thoughts on Training the Dressage horse & Jumpers too

Dressage Ideas

Some Thoughts on Training the Dressage horse & Jumpers too What exercises should be easy before showing in the Dressage ring or over fences. The education gleaned from the hunter ring gave us, of a certain age, the basics from which we transitioned to Preliminary, Intermediate and the pinnacle of equestrian sport, Open Jumpers. I continually …

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CalgaryDressage.com: How do I move up from Basic through Level 2 in Western Dressage?

Click on this to access my PowerPoint presentation: Western Dressage Stepping Up to Level 2     

CalgaryDressage.com: Hemp Meal for Dressage horses – London’s story

Hemp Meal Helps

I began looking for a palatable source of supplemental protein for London. London is: large horse(17.3) thoroughbred in his breeding (Laurie’s Crusader, Londonderry) stomach issues, hard keeper hot, forward, nervous heavy work and high protein requirement getting a high alfalfa, grass hay mix. I found a supplier of ground hemp meal, the fines after the …

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CalgaryDressage.com – Moving up to Second Level

Second Level frame

Kimberly Cox, Assignment re: application for promotion of dressage judge status (to Basic). Topic: Second Level is a significant step-up from First Level. What are the differences? The differences between competing at First and Second Level in dressage involves more than mastery of movements including: shoulder in, travers, simple change, counter canter, 10 meter circle, …

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What is Long Term Equestrian Development?

Black Saddle

LTED in Alberta Canada

Calgary Dressage.com – The Princess Principle

Dressage is a tough sport

Dressage, from the French verb, dressager, “to train” has a reputation for elitism.  After all, the sport is based on highly trained cavalry manouvers shown at court before kings and queens. The “princess principle” embodies the entilted few who have the means to compete a made horse, sometimes observed showing at a level above capacity. These riders as seen with …

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Great Teams and Systems Build Success

Rosettes

I have a team and I believe that teamwork is fundamental to success in any sport. We have a team and our team has a system, a program for developing skill sets for horse and rider. We practice correct aids and communication with our horses. Without a basic system of understanding between horse and human, …

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Calgary Dressage – Why choose an Equestrian Canada Coach?

Champion

As an Equestrian Canada Competition Coach Specialist in Dressage, I am aligned with program development through Sport Canada, the National Coaching Certification Program and the Coaching Association of Canada. The certifications achieved by accredited coaches exist to provide a level of confidence in the quality of lesson delivery, safety and ability to provide an optimal learning …

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Barn Best Practices

Facility planning

Here are some best practices for building a dressage barn. The list is based on years of boarding and training at different equestrian facilities.