Last month I taught a 4-day workshop at the USET headquarters in New Jersey right in the middle of “Frankenstorm”. I’d like to share a video from that event and mention that next Tuesday, Dec. 4, I’m going to be doing a free teleseminar to kick off an exciting “Surviving Sandy” promotion.
You can watch the video and sign up for next week’s teleseminar here: http://savoiedressageacademy.com/program/leg-yielding/.
But as far as that workshop went, my goal was simple — to give riders and teachers a clear, step-by-step system for training and problem solving.
Sometimes it seems that you need an advanced degree in rocket science just to be an effective rider, doesn’t it? Some teachers even give you the feeling that unless you’re some kind of gifted genius or have been riding since you could walk that you’ll never really get anywhere.
Well, I happen not to agree with that, and I know my students feel the same way. They have the tools to ride independently and effectively. And that’s what the workshop was all about.
I laid out some simple frameworks so you can:
- Understand cause and effect — that is, how the action of each of your aids affects your horse.
- Prioritize what to work on in a schooling session and what to fix first when things go wrong.
- Use simple tests to determine if your work is correct.
I’ve had a ton of emails asking me to make the contents of the workshop available to people who couldn’t attend. So I’ve put the videos from the event together for you in a program called Step-by-Step Dressage.
Next week you’ll have an opportunity to add that program to your library. I’ll only be running this “Surviving Sandy” promotion for 4 days so be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 4.
On that date, I’ll be kicking off the promotion with a Free teleseminar on some simple frameworks to help you prioritize what to work on in a schooling session. I’ll go over how to effectively fix your position as well as what to do during your warm-up and simple tests to check the quality of your work.
In the meantime, if you want to see an example of the “cause and effect” I mentioned above, check out this short video from the event on how to use an opening rein to increase how much your horse crosses his legs during leg yielding.
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