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Allison
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Allison
7 years 5 months ago
Hi, I have a six year old dutchwarmblood gelding. He has spent a good deal of time either “sucking back” or attempting to run away and has actually bolted with me at least five times. In the meantime he is starting to relax and do some decent work. He has some good days and bad days. I am looking for him to be consistant and get him to some shows. What should I be most aware of when I train him. At times I feel very frustrated with him when he is more focused on what is going on around… Read more »
Heidi
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Heidi
6 years 9 months ago

Hi,

I was wondering if you could give advice on how to perfect your ability to sit the trot. I work at being fit, strong and as supple as possible – and can sit fairly well. But I see professional riders who appear to barely move their pelvis and yet they stick tot he saddle like glue. I feel like I still have too much movement in my pelvis. I think I need some new visuals to help me improve! Thanks much!

Malia
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Malia
6 years 5 months ago

Some say I should grip with my lower leg, not my thigh or knee. But when I grip down here, I get speed and bounce.

Karin
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Karin
6 years 4 months ago

Hi,

I have a 5-year-old Westphalian gelding bred for dressage. He’s stopped growing in the height but is still lacking in muscles in his hindquarters and the back. According to the Vet/Osteopath his back is still very subtle and moves sideways. My questions are:
1) What would be the best exercise for him to build muscles in his back and hindquarters?
2) How much work should he do per week?
3) He responds well for the outside leg, but doesn’t yield for the inside – rather leans into it. How can I teach him to yield for the inside leg?
Thank you for responding!
Kind regards,
Karin

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6 years 2 months ago
hello, i don’t know if my question is right to ask here and itll probably look very stupid but i will try anyways: so hi, im 16 years old and riding for 7 years. i was sure the whole time that horses, horseback riding and dressage is the love of my life and is defently what im gonna do when i grow up. ive lost my confidence a few times but i think im having the worst case this time and i just dont know what to do, im afraid of my horses and do nothing right and keep going… Read more »
Krista
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Krista
1 year 10 months ago
I have a 14 year old Appendix. He has been in part time Dressage training for over 3 years (professional), but has had a year off due to no trainer availalbe. So it’s just me! We are working on consistency, speed and not collapsing on transitions. We do a lot of warm up exercises, serpentines, circles, spirals, transitions and changes of speed. We mostly work on walk and trot with just a little canter. I am having to use a lot of leg to get him to do anything at the beginning of the workout, until after about 30-45 mins.,… Read more »
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