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Any dressage specific catologs/websites?

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  • Any dressage specific catologs/websites?

    Are there any good dressage-only catologs or online tack/ clothing stores? I know Dover, smartpak and several other mainstream companies offer dressage stuff but do not know any of the companies that specialize in dressage. I am from hunter land and want to know what all is out there before I do all my shopping (I am getting ready to do some dressage shows this year- yippee!). Thanks!

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    • #3
      I second Dressage Extensions. They have everything...and then some.

      As well - there are a few blogs out there that are specific to dressage. One that I follow quite religiously is "Behind the Bit" blog by Stacey Kimmel.

      She bought Riley (Donnerhall/Deniro/Delaurentis - bloodlines) when he was just a few weeks old. The blog chronicles the training of him - both in hand and under saddle (he will be 5 this year), as well as different products that she uses and the ups and downs with medical, complications, etc. She also owns a 23 year old TB...Harvey. The stories about him are hilarious She competed in dressage with him...after "hunter land", herself.

      I switched from "hunter land" 6 months ago Welcome
      Green Cove Springs, FL


      • #4
        cross post-never mind
        I am not allowed to look at breeding stock.
        Or babies. Or CANTER, et al.

        ESPECIALLY not CANTER, et al.


        • #5
          I switched from hunterland about 7 years ago. Unsound mare and the realization that I was going to jump the same AA courses the rest of my life... Wardrobe perspective: found myself ALWAYS riding in boots; no more 1/2 chaps. Found that I'm indifferent between full seat and knee patch britches. Schooling show wardrobe is no biggy; neat and tidy, shirt w/ a collar. Recognized shows, you can get away w/ your hunter coat for a bit if its dark, but add white britches and white gloves.
          Tack - basic snaffle bit. you will want a dressage saddle sooner rather than later. Fit is very important. Black is the norm, brown is ok too.
          Training perspective. I WORK much harder at this than I did riding hunters. Every stride, every movement I'm accountable for the rhythm, impulsion, etc etc. It was very difficult for me to sit straight and undo the 2-point mentality and to let go w/ my knees and thighs. Then again they say its hard for an old dog to learn new stuff
          I am a results oriented personality so l love getting such detailed test results and seeing my scores improve (or not) and all that.
          We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


          • #6
            http://www.foxsdentackshop.com/ eventing and dressage

            http://www.dressageextensions.com/home.html as previously mentioned (my go to place)

            http://www.eurosaddlery.com/ good for saddles and strap goods, but they have broadened their inventory recently
            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


            • Original Poster

              Thanks for all the suggestions!


              • #8
                I use dressageextensions for just about everything.