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Calgary Alberta area dressage breaking news, coming soon reports

Aug 25

CalgaryDressage.com…Roderick August 11, 2013

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

 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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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 02

CalgaryDressage.com….Clinic updates from the C/A/A/D/A

NEW CLINIC INFORMATION   April 6 & 7 –       Half Steps is hosting  a clinic with Verina Mahin of California at Chupik Farms.  There are a few rider spots available and auditing is free.  Verina’s bio can be found on the Half Steps website www.halfsteps.ca For more information please contact Joely Mann at halfsteps@telus.blackberry.net …

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Feb 22

CalgaryDressage.com…..Showing in the USA #3

  In a perfect world, I would like to show every 2 to 3 weeks during the season.  In this part of the world you can do that.  Showing this often adds to a rider’s mental toughness and psychological edge. There is a long off season at home and shows are far apart in the regular schedule at …

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Feb 17

CalgaryDressage.com…Showing in the USA #2

You have established a training base in southern California, your horse has arrived at the destination all is well. Your horse will need a few days to  adjust to the climate and change in hay. Bathe and clip your horse and find the appropriate sheet/blanket/fly mask combination for the weather in the desert. We feed “Safe Choice”, …

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Feb 15

CalgaryDressage.com – Showing Dressage in the USA #1

  Training in San Diego The process of showing Dressage is a multi stage process. Riding in the equivalent of our recognized shows, riders must have all memberships to the USDF, USEF and the local state NGO.  Riders also need a horse license number for your horse, USDF and USEF membership numbers for your coach or …

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Feb 06

CalgaryDressage…Location, Location, Location

We have parked our RV at the county run RV park adjacent to the historic Del-Mar Fair grounds and race track.  When racing season is on. this park is for the exclusive use of the Thoroughbred Club here in Del-Mar. The location is excellent for ammenities, or if you have non-riders in the family.  It’s …

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Feb 02

CalgaryDressage… Stress in Paradise

You would think that the oportunity to ride and train in paradise with other motivated riders and a great coach would be stress free. Yet, if something adverse happens before my ride, I spend more time wondering if I handled it properly, did the right thing, or what the repercussions might be. Yesterday, while walking …

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