View Full Version : We have dressage!!!

Apr. 6, 2011, 12:04 AM
I'd just like to share a little video from my ride today!

My EQ is AWFUL, but it has been 5 months since I've even thought about riding in a dressage saddle, and this one is freakin slick, as it's brand new.

This is my boy, Koda! I've had him since December, but haven't ridden him consistently (more than once a week) until the middle of March.

We've been working on walk trot CANTER, not walk, trot leave-at-a-GALLOP for the past week. I'm pretty happy with him! Aiming for his first BN at the next show!!!


Sorry for the small brag, just thought I'd like to tell someone other than my mom, who filmed :)

Apr. 6, 2011, 08:02 AM
You guys look great. Have fun at his first BN!

Apr. 6, 2011, 02:24 PM
YEAH! Just think how much easier it will be in good footing! My ring is in the grass too and not quite level and it's always better when I trailer over to school at a "real" facility or go for my lesson.
If you can get it reasonably well in poor footing, it will be magnificent in a sand ring!!
Good job!

Apr. 6, 2011, 03:25 PM
Great start, he's very cute! Your eq. doesn't look awful (I am jealous of your beautiful slim legs!), but I would not be sitting on a horse that tense in the trot. He starts to move better when you're rising. I know you didn't ask for a critique, but this jumped out at me and he looks like he could be a nice mover when he starts to use himself and go forward.