Monthly Archives: July 2009

RIDE AND COMPETE YOUR DRESSAGE HORSE AT HORSE SHOWS

Each year, you eagerly await horse show season so you can ride and compete your dressage horse. But when the time times, the fear gremlins creep in and you end up feeling paralyzed by “stage fright”. In my own personal … Continue reading

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TO RIDE IN GOOD BALANCE WITH WITH YOUR DRESSAGE HORSE, KEEP YOUR SHOULDERS OVER YOUR HIPS

To ride in good balance when riding your dressage horse be sure to keep a good plumb line with your shoulders directly over your hips and over your heels. Many riders lean behind the vertical (especially in trot extensions!) because … Continue reading

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Free Dressage Tips and Training Solutions Newsletter

If you haven’t signed up for my monthly free dressage tips and training solutions newsletter, go to http://www.janesavoie.com and sign up now. The reason you’d want to sign up now is that soon I’ll be releasing my new cd/dvd program … Continue reading

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DRESSAGE TRAINING IS FOR EVERY HORSE AND RIDER

Do you ever get the feeling that dressage training is just for an elite horse and rider? You feel like if you ride a Quarter Horse, an Arabian, a Haflinger or wear a Stetson and chaps you could never “do” … Continue reading

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Ruth Poulsen’s Free Dressage Newsletter With Tips For Riding A Musical Freestyle

My friend, Ruth Hogan Poulsen, is offering her free newsletter with tips to help your dressage horse (or any horse!) enjoy the benefits of riding a musical freestyle. So whether you want to ride competitively or just want to enjoy … Continue reading

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What Does the Dressage Term “On the Bit” Mean?

Many riders don’t like the dressage term “on the bit”. They feel it has a negative connotation because it conjures up pictures of forcing a horse into a frame. This is how I like to think about it so I … Continue reading

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Free Dressage Position Tips and Training Solutions

The better your position, the more effective you’ll be with your aids and solutions to dressage training problems. Two people can give exactly the same aids, but the one with the better position and more independent seat, will be more … Continue reading

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