Kim Cox

Calgary, Canada

I'm an Alberta Dressage competitor,coach and judge liviing in Calgary, Alberta Canada. This site was started to feature information on Dressage training, Alberta Dressage and Dressage showing tips in the Calgary region. CalgaryDressage.com is a local portal to all things Dressage.

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Mar 02

CalgaryDressage.com….Groom for Maximum Range of Motion..

         

Mar 02

CalgaryDressage.com….Preface to Riding

ANYBODY CAN LEARN TO RIDE, for riding is nothing but skill. Skill can only be acquired by continual “trying out” and practice, but not by imitation of a model. Once skill has been acquired, however, it should be exercised in good form. Riding is pleasant and can be made an art. And who would not …

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Mar 01

CalgaryDressage.com…Why Dressage?

Facility planning

Unfortunately, there seems to be some misapprehension amongst English riders as to the nature of “School Riding”. More often than not it is confounded with “Haute Ecole”; some even go so far as to call it “trick riding”. It is nothing of the sort. Ordinary “School Riding” is the fundamental education of both rider and …

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Jan 13

CalgaryDressage.com – Goal Setting for Dressagers….

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future

Jan 01

CalgaryDressage.com…2018 resolutions for the New Year

CalgaryDressage.com Kim Cox and Roderick

Usually there are many things that come to mind when making New Years resolutions. I am choosing to keep it simple this year. Stay neutral, open and observant in each ride. That’s my mantra for 2018. I must  let my horse do his job. I can be there for him when he needs me, but …

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Nov 27

CalgaryDressage.com…The Positive Equestrian’s Pledge

Rosettes

The focus of attending the recent Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference held in Calgary November 7th through 9th was the power of maintaining a positive team focus. Dressage is an individdual sport, but the barn you train at fosters a team. The  group of experts you work wlith to better yourself and your horse is a …

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Nov 25

CalgaryDressage.com….Ride to music amazing Pas de Trois

Aug 25

CalgaryDressage.com…Roderick August 11, 2013

Roderick, Kim Cox up

Roderick West Calgary Dressage Third Level Test 3 64% Ride more forward into a steady hand. Why does it take so long to get there? I have a compulsive need to fix things as they happen. My coach, Deanna Cullen, has steadfastly resolved to not allow my disfunctionality to “fiddle” with the reins. Roderick, my …

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Aug 15

CalgaryDressage.com…on the Spanish Riding School Seat

How to sit in Dressage

 This is one of the best articles I’ve read on developing a classic dressage seat. Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg needs no introduction.  He is succinct in his descriptions and there are excellent illustraions accompanying the article.  Thanks to the editors at “Dressage Today” for posting the original article. The Spanish Riding School Seat and how to achieve …

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Aug 06

CalgaryDressage.com…..Tools for success in the Dressage Court

CalgaryDressage pictures

The Digital Horse visual aid for learning dresage tests. I ‘ve found it is better to learn all my dressage tests by memory.  It goes beyond memory, I learn them “by heart”.  In this way I use my anticipation and sequencing skills to help prepare for the next movement. If there is soft music in the …

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