Dressage Warm-ups…Training Log

  Every horse needs a warm-up routine.  I follow the principles of the “Training Scale” but as I ride, I adjust  exercises to spend more time where my horse needs it.  This is no different than a human athlete who is tight in the hamstrings, spending more time streching this area. My horse, Roderick, needs a good measure of […]

Calgary Dressage tips…..

Here are a few dressage tips to think about on your next training ride: Make sure each and every aid you give to your horse is equally respected. This means ride in the present, feel and be confident about asking consistently. Ride into collection ( this begins at second level), rather than slowing the horse […]

CalgaryDressage.com Dressager’s Log…Kim Cox

Roderick is a 12 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding, imported KWPN (Ferro X Dance-O-War XX).  He has awesome presence and potential.  I am truly fortunate that he is my equine partner.  To achieve our goals, as a team I must target “suppleness”. General suppleness, in the jaw, poll, through the back and in lateral work.  This means […]