Calgary Dressage..Tough training questions for amateurs, are there easy answers?

What is holding you back in your progress?  What if you are not moving ahead in a particular area of your horse’s training or your riding ability?  When is waiting for things to develop patiently not working for you? It can be tough to be honest with yourself, and your horse.  This is where your […]

Calgary Dressage..New Year’s resolutions for dressagers

2012 is fast approaching Have you thought of ways to improve your riding in the New Year? Goal setting is important for achievement in sport. My resolutions are “soft” or subjective.  My “hard” or objective goals are to train for a competitive half pass and achieve single flying changes needed to compete at third level.     Here are […]

Dressage Warm-ups…Training Log

  Every horse needs a warm-up routine.  I follow the principles of the “Training Scale” but as I ride, I adjust  exercises to spend more time where my horse needs it.  This is no different than a human athlete who is tight in the hamstrings, spending more time streching this area. My horse, Roderick, needs a good measure of […]