Category Archives: Dressage clinics and exercises

About Flying Changes !

This 6 years old mare had difficulty with her young rider in executing flying changes.  I tried to explain to her and show her the importance of leg yielding in order to teach a young horse the flying change. The … Continue reading

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One of the secret of getting your horse’s head down !

I had a lot of fun teaching in Liege in a private stable. This is a very nice 6 years old mare with a beautiful mouth owned by a talented young rider. She is in a riding school and preparing … Continue reading

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Dressage trainer Jane Savoie’s tips to ride with a better contact

Two useful exercise to have steady hands. One is holding the crop with your thumbs the other is bridging the reins. I find this really useful for riders who have tendency to ride mostly on the inside rein and who … Continue reading

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Dressage training with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin

How to ride a straight line, a square halt, a correct shoulder-in on 3 track, trot/canter and canter/trot transitions http://vimeo.com/55532768  

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Training levels and comparison of a 5 and 6 years old by Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin

Super instructive video ! Important topics Natural balance, during the extension at the trot horse gets high not fast (naturally), extension of the neck, collection, bending, starightness !

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Warm-up of a 7 year old dressage stallion

Very nice mover, holding naturally his neck downwards (unlike my jumper). Andrew emphasises on the importance of doing simple exercises like transitions to keep your horse mentally connected to you. Because it teaches the horse the half-halt. Here actually the … Continue reading

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Edward Gal clinic, Oslo

key topics trust between the horse and rider Hands down if the head goes down and vice versa to keep a straight line between the elbow and the mouth of the horse Transitions within the gate and the obedience of … Continue reading

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