Diagrammed Dressage Exercises

Exercise for Training Level

Training Level exercise diagrammed and explained with link to see it performed within a video. *Previously pertained to listed movement below in previous years' test....

Exercise for Training Level

Training Level diagrammed exercise with description of how to perform and a link to see it performed with a video. *Previously pertained to listed movement below in previous years' test....

Exercise for Training Level

Training level diagramed exercise with description of how  to perform, and link to view it within a video where it is used. *Previously pertained to listed movement below in previous years' test....

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10 steps to educate young horses- Uwe Spenlen

This lecture is meant for breeders, trainers and riders. It provides guidance on how to prepare young horses for riding and how to work them during the first months under saddle. The aim of all schooling is to produce a horse that is happy, healthy, willing and able to carry the rider in balance, obediently and willingly. By familiarisation, careful education and gymnastics the natural abilities of the horse are maintained and improved. Only the experienced, sensitive rider ca...

Training Problems. Training horses with difficult temperament and conformational defects. By Uwe Spenlen

Dressage is the result of careful, thoughtful application of classical principles. These principles have been developed over hundreds of years by very experienced masters. Each new rider starts with no experience and must find his way within a single lifetime. Each new generation thinks that there are shortcuts or technological improvements to make faster and better progress. Through better selective breeding, better management and nutrition, it is rare to meet a horse with a serious...

Mentality Principle, by Andrew McLean BSc, Dip.Ed, PhD

Written by: Andrew McLean BSc, Dip. Ed, PhD Mentality Principle MENTALITY PRINCIPLE - Appreciating the similarities and differences in mental ability between horses and humans is crucial to effective and humane training. We humans are a collectively insecure lot. We are determined, it seems, to prove that we are not alone when it comes to being smart. We search for intelligence in outer space and here on earth we're desperate to show that many other animals, perhaps al...