The training scale is a method with which to order your thoughts within the training process. It is a logical progression of how a horse is developed from untrained (feral) to fully trained (mostly civilized).
In this excerpt from her book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse, FEI 5* dressage judge Janet Foy provides practical advice for dealing with three problems she often sees when riders are warming up their horses prior to schooling or competition.
“Dressage has been a whole new country for me, but the value of learning it has been almost incalculable.” In this week’s Best of Jumper Nation, Susan Glover explores why dressage has been so important in her training regiment. (more…)
In a positive move recognizing the importance of schooling shows and the base of support for the sport of dressage among schooling show riders, the USDF recently announced a new Regional Schooling Show Awards Program.
“The speed at which others are traveling shouldn’t dictate my pace.” Whether she’s on the long-distance running trail or in the dressage arena, Biz Stamm has learned that “slow and steady” can truly win the race.
Performing a dressage test in an enclosed arena. Performing aerial twists and flips off a ski ramp. The sports of dressage and aerial skiing couldn’t be more different… or do they actually have more in common than we think?