Tag: Dressage test riding

Great Teams and Systems Build Success

Rosettes

I have a team and I believe that teamwork is fundamental to success in any sport. We have a team and our team has a system, a program for developing skill sets for horse and rider. We practice correct aids and communication with our horses. Without a basic system of understanding between horse and human, …

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Kim Cox – Competition Coach Specialist Dressage

I am the first candidate in the province of Alberta, Canada to achieve my Competition Coach Specialist Dressage accreditation. This certification is backed by Equine Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and administered by the Alberta Equestrian Federation. The process involves reaching or exceeding all 7 certification outcomes to be mastered. Some of these outcomes …

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CalgaryDressage.com…..Tools for success in the Dressage Court

CalgaryDressage pictures

The Digital Horse visual aid for learning dresage tests. I ‘ve found it is better to learn all my dressage tests by memory.  It goes beyond memory, I learn them “by heart”.  In this way I use my anticipation and sequencing skills to help prepare for the next movement. If there is soft music in the …

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Calgary Dressage prepares for the Mane Event in Red Deer April 26 – 28, 2013

Tom Dvorak at Mane Event 2013 in Red Deer

  The Mane Event, Equine Education & Trade Fair at Westerner Park in Red Deer, April 26 – 28, 2013 is pleased to announce our jumping/equitation clinician and dressage clinicians for this year are: George Morris  and Tom Dvorak If you would like to participate in their sessions or simply audit please visit http://www.maneeventexpo.com for …

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Calgary Dressage…Riding Dressage Tests – Preparation

Haflingers rule

At a recent clinic on general horsemanship, the clinician repeated over and over again he was “getting the horse ready” to move or complete a task.  He was preparing the horse to choose the correct way to move based on his preparation.  This took me a moment to realize that this is what we as …

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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)

The Origins of Dressage

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