HORSES ARE normally happy to perform in the dressage. Because just like yoga or pilates makes you feel better in your body and helps you increase your body awareness, dressage performed correctly is interesting and exciting for the horse. If the horse finds something difficult it’s normally because they find it too uncomfortable or they are not able to understand. It’s a l w a y s our job then, to find out how to make the training positive and understandable for the horse.
Another kind reminder is to not drill the dressage horse. Only practice so long so your horse can go home with enthusiasm left in the body. & after two days of work in the arena – do something else.
Photo by Ella Coleman, of Lucky & I doing something else.