Dressage

Whether you are a Dressage Diva or if you just muddle through this phase in order to do the fun jumping what comes after, I think we can all apprechiate the importance of flatwork and schooling. If you want to show, jump or just enjoy your horse out hacking, some dressage training will still benefit your horse.

Here you will find everything dressage related. Some top tips, new exercises and competition reports. We have it all when it comes to dressage.

Jonte evans and cooley rorkes drift at badminton

Today the second half of riders took to the dressage arena for the first phase of the competition. With a change to the dressage scoring, making Show Jumping and Cross Country time penalties more influential, the results are extremely close with very little separating the tops riders. Just 1 second…

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Last month we were finally back competing at Prelim! We filmed Prelim 12 for our first test of the year with our fantastic sponsors EquiMind. Scottie has been going really nicely recently, but with the horrible and unpredictable weather we have been having, we have only really been riding at…

schooling scottie

Instead of doing the whole New Year New Me thing many people attempt at the start of each year, I have taken a rather different route. It is no secret that I was left frustrated after last year. I had big ideas for last year, but due to several unfortunate…

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Scottie has made a slow, but amazing recovery from his injury in August. Even though he rallied round pretty quickly after the initial accident, the wound was very deep and there was so much scar tissue even a month later that I had already prepared myself for the nasty lump…

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To celebrate the launch of our new website, the run up to Christmas and the fact that me and Scottie are finally back to Dressaging, I thought this would be the perfect time to talk about one of our fantastic sponsors, EquiMind. Who are EquiMind? For those of you have…

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As you may have seen from our post a few weeks ago about not being able to make Scottie do something he doesn’t want to do, our filming for this month’s EquiMind entry didn’t go exactly to plan! After last month’s disappointing test Scottie had his back done and was…

After my frustrating attempt at filming our dressage test this month for EquiMind I decided to cheer myself up by taking full advantage of my Sponsored rider’s 50% discount and enter some of their fun photo showing classes. Despite being a bit of fun, they are still judged by traditional judging criteria…

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This month we filmed our first dressage test as EquiMind sponsored riders! I put off riding Scottie for as long as possible after our fall at camp, giving my knee as much rest as I could before getting back in the school. However, 2 weeks later it was still quite…

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I am really pleased to tell you all that I am one of the new EquiMind Sponsored riders! EquiMind is a new (ish) online competition for; dressage, showing, western and horsemanship classes. I entered for the first time in April and you can read all about my first experience with…

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Some of you may know that I was lucky enough to win a free entry to EquiMind online dressage for April. They are a relatively new online competition company. Note how I said competition and not dressage. They have such a wide range of classes on offer including; dressage, showing…