As to the correction concept above. I do think allowing a horse to make the mistake after your know you have correctly ridden it up until that point is good at times, but qualifying it as a mistake vs yours is to me distinct in the dressage world hence the 52 thousand threads about our seats.
People wonder why any good rider would want to be lunged around in a lunge lesson past being able to ride above a walk and here it is. The infamous good seat of dressage is suppose to enable you to prevent too many mistakes from a finished horse.
Again qualifying your training error vs rider error vs horse choosing an easier path is much deeper than booting a horse in the flank for not making a change on time.
PP's version of disengaging the hind quarters is IMO a stab at the original "rotation of the hindquarters", as described by Baucher, Filis, and others...only it is sloppy, incorrect, and done on speed. JMHO
The event was very good. It was refreshing to see all the different ideas expressed. People took what they wanted and left what they didn't. One thing that didn't happen. There was no bashing of disciplines, professionals nor organizations. Just a great weekend with lots of great ideas.
the notes show that they were instructing on basic riding concepts that would be common to every discipline. Where did they discuss collection? Impulsion? Shoulder In? Travers? Renvers? Half Pass, etc. etc. etc. Gymnasticizing the horse for strength and balance. Anything?
Those things are what make dressage dressage, as apart from just basic riding instruction.
I went to the USDF Dressage Symposium when Ingrid Klimke was the clinician. Most of the coaching she gave riders focused on basics and timing. In fact, what she was telling the riders to do sounded exactly like what my instructor tells this TL/First rider.
The symposium riders were riding at a much higher level and with much more skill, but if you'd only listened to a sound track of what she said ... it was all about the basics. Because the basics inform everything.
What you use the basics to do -- from working trot and canter to renvers, half pass, collection etc etc etc -- depends on your level and your horse's level.
jumpymeister, thanks for posting your notes. It sounds like it was a great weekend. And I know how you felt about trying to take it all in. That's how I felt at the USDF Symposium. I have my notes from that somewhere, I'll have to look them up.
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We do! and we go to Parelli worship service every Wednesday, (you know... humpday). And we spend thousands if not millions on stuff. Because we have it to spend and you don't.
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