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

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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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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CalgaryDressage.com…Dressage Code of Conduct

Dressage Coach, Judge, Competitor

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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CalgaryDressage.com….Barn Affirmations

Facility planning

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

Rosettes

  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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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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