Category Archive: Dressage Quotes

Wise words for Dressagers

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?

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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May 12

CalgaryDressage.com…Dressage Code of Conduct

Dressage Code: Understand the results you achieve in training are only a step in the process. Let your horse be the primary source of instant feedback for your purpose and progress. Focus on joy, celebration and an inner sense of calm purposeful determination. Know that each result achieved correctly will occur perfectly on purpose. Prepare to …

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May 10

CalgaryDressage.com….Barn Affirmations

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Here are personal affirmations I use as I go to train at the barn: I accept myself and my horse for who we are today. I have a warm regard for others at the barn. I am ready, present physically, emotionaly, mentally and spiritually. I will assist others whenever I can, without taking away from their self detrmination.I believe …

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Apr 09

CalgaryDressage.com….Core Principles…

  Dressage Business Management… My core principles:  1.     Engage in lawfulness, honesty, personal, integrity and fairness in all transactions. You will always be caught in a lie. 2.     Commit to safety. Stop, think and ask. There are no dumb questions. 3.     Seek out roles and responsibilities…Help.  Be part of the solution. 4.     Set high expectations for …

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Dec 03

Merry Christmas from CalgaryDressage.com

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a German Riding Po-ny… On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 2 Halflingers, and a German Riding Po-ny. On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 3 Dutch Warmbloods, 2 Halflingers and a German Riding …

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