Tag: Dressage test riding

Aug 23

Great Teams and Systems Build Success

Rosettes

I provide Dressage lessons to clients at Black Whiskey Ranch, Priddis,  Alberta. The western lilt of the barn’s name and that our regular clinician is regarded as one of the most renown hunter/jumper equitation coaches in Canada should peak your interest in our program. We have a team and our team has a system, a program for developing skill …

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Jul 24

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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Aug 06

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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Mar 28

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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Nov 13

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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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.