Category: Riding Tips

Information on Dressage from approved and correct sources.

Feb 24

Bonnie Bonnello Calgary Alberta Area Dressage Rider has a New Role…..

Bonny Bonnello Named as Assistant Coach Advisor for the Del Mar CDI  February 17, 2011 — The Dressage Canada High Performance Committee is happy to announce that Bonny Bonnello a former Canadian Olympian and a member of the 2010 World Equestrian Games team will act in the role of Assistant Coach Advisor for the Del …

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Feb 05

Training Tip – How to Remember the Letters on the Center Line….

20 x 60m

Dressage Competition Arena From A to C, repeat after me….. A – All D – Doctors L – Love X – X-raying I – Idiotic G – Gopher C – Craniums (Thanks to Victoria Cox)

Feb 03

The Origins of Dressage

The history of Dressage is celebrated in this video of the tradition of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.

Jan 25

Video is a Dressage Competitors Best Friend…

This video is from the Calgary Alberta area 2010 Anderson Ranch Dressage Series.  I like my halt and the overall score was good ( 67.3).   I have worked on my shortcomings,  recent videos show Roderick as much more balanced and supple.  There is always something to improve on.  Overall this ride was a good example …

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Jan 24

Riding Acurate Figures Helps your Horse….

from the home of…your Calgary Alberta area portal to all things Dressage… I didn’t believe it at first.  It’s true.  Learn how to ride a circle.  In Dressage, we start with a 20 meter circle, because that is the width of our competition ring.  A circle is perfect.  It is very difficult and takes a …

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Jan 14

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Forward and downward

We had a very good training ride today, in spite of it being -22 C or -8 F.  It sounds colder in Celsius. I lunged Roderick (using Triflex side reins) for 10 minutes to warm him up.  After mounting, we worked on rhythm and suppleness at the walk. I have learned not to waste time …

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