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    Talking Cowboy Dressage!

    I came across this when I was looking up some information (totally unrelated - but you know how that goes when you click on a link that brings you to another link and so on).

    Time to dust off the western saddle and take that barrel horse out of retirement! No horse, but got a mule? No problem! You too can have an authentic "Western Dressage Mule" with training and patience.

    (p.s. I posted this here because I was afraid to post in Dressage!)

    http://www.cowboydressage.com/WesternDressage.html

    Neat video that shows both classic & western dressage together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYOQ...eature=related



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    This is a nice step away from wp at least :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    I came across this when I was looking up some information (totally unrelated - but you know how that goes when you click on a link that brings you to another link and so on).

    Time to dust off the western saddle and take that barrel horse out of retirement! No horse, but got a mule? No problem! You too can have an authentic "Western Dressage Mule" with training and patience.

    (p.s. I posted this here because I was afraid to post in Dressage!)

    http://www.cowboydressage.com/WesternDressage.html

    Neat video that shows both classic & western dressage together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrYOQ...eature=related

    Be sure to buy the "cowboy dressage" guy's device to tie your horse's head to its tail to teach it to yield to the bit.

    He specializes in Morgans, and a friend of mine who had a Morgan was quiet excited to go and see him at the Horse Expo. When she walked up to his booth and saw that little gem, she decided she knew all she needed to know about "cowboy dressage," at least as he does it.



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    Default Hijack! (sort of)

    OK - when I saw the title of this thread it made me remember a video I saw a looooong time ago of a rider doing bridle-less dressage in a Western saddle.

    And I am talking Big "D"ressage - legyield, half pass, pirouettes.

    If memory serves - his name was Jimmy _______
    Can anyone here fill in the blank?
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    No, this is Eitan Beth-Halachmy, he is big in the Morgan horse show world for his Western horses and he does his "Cowboy Dressage" demonstrations all around the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpymeister View Post
    This is a nice step away from wp at least :-)
    That's what I was thinking - watching grass grow is more exciting than those slooowww robotic gaits.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    That's what I was thinking - watching grass grow is more exciting than those slooowww robotic gaits.

    Yes, but he shows Morgans, and Morgan WP horses don't perform in the same manner as the Zombie Paints, QH and Quarterloosas.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    OK - when I saw the title of this thread it made me remember a video I saw a looooong time ago of a rider doing bridle-less dressage in a Western saddle.

    And I am talking Big "D"ressage - legyield, half pass, pirouettes.

    If memory serves - his name was Jimmy _______
    Can anyone here fill in the blank?
    It sounds like the late Jimmy Williams. He trained horses of all types, and I was told by a man who knew him that at least one of the champion open jumpers would also do passage (and probably more).



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    I love that video. Shows a good rider is a good rider no matter which discipline.
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