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Update to Forum Rules: Criminal Allegations

In our continuing effort to provide an avenue for individuals to voice their opinions and experiences, we have recently reviewed and updated our forum policies. Generally, we have allowed users to share their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, trainers, etc. within the industry, and that is not changing.

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Dressage FAQs -- copy, link, add useful info here!

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  • Dressage FAQs -- copy, link, add useful info here!

    We wanted to provide this FAQ thread as a work space for you to create a reference thread for your forum.

    Find yourself answering the same question or providing the same info over and over? Post it here!

    Think there's a terrific thread that serves as a great reference on a given subject? If it has a funky title, folks may not find it. Post a link here!

    While the site's main FAQ forum and help forum can be of help on general questions, this thread can serve as a handy reference for this particular forum for new and seasoned users alike.

    We'd also like to remind new users that the "search" and "advanced search" features are a great way to look for existing information on a topic you're interested in before posting a new thread -- click through via the light blue bar above.

    Please remember, we can't keep every thread on the forum due to size constraints, so if the thread you're linking to is shorter and older, it may face the chopping block by default. If you think it's worthy of linking to here, give me a heads up, and we can probably save it in the safe harbor of the reference forum!

    We may come in and pare out commentary from this thread periodically to keep it concise.

    Thanks and hope this thread is helpful!
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    here you my helpful links page here
    a helpful link page to help you trian your horse etc

    be sure to click on links and all side bars of links as further information can be obtained

    1st page link one had red links at bottom of pages
    all to do with dressage
    link 2 1st page is to do with hands and bit advassion

    link 3 1st page is is types of bridles bits and nosebands and how they work with working diagrams
    of where they should lay in ahorses mouth etc

    link 4 1st page is diagrams of lateral work
    as in schoulders in etc

    all links amd infomation is relevant to riding your horse by giving him correct aids and direct signals
    Last edited by goeslikestink; Mar. 30, 2009, 02:45 AM.


    • #3
      One obvious one is the sticky that is at the top of this forum (http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/sho...d.php?t=117083). I would recommend putting it here and as the separate sticky so that people are more apt to find it. IIRC, some of the links that I provided in that thread no longer work.

      Also links to the various organizations: USEF, FEI, USDF, large GMOs.

      How to braid.
      The Evil Chem Prof


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        Dressage Arena and Movement Diagrams

        There are some new diagrams on the following pages :

        60m Arena

        40m Arena

        60m Arena ( from C for Judges/Scribes)

        The older ( Black & white ) diagrams are still on page :

        I hope they are useful


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          Dressage Horse Conformation:


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            My video on bending and flexing the horse...
            Also check out my video on the dressage rider's position and my website which has some fun articles.



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              Effect of the Rein Aids

              "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller


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                A diagram of a dressage arena with letters

                60m Arena diagram with letters {url}http:www.dressageforjuniors.com

                Originally posted by dressagedirectory View Post
                There are some new diagrams on the following pages :

                60m Arena

                40m Arena

                60m Arena ( from C for Judges/Scribes)

                The older ( Black & white ) diagrams are still on page :

                I hope they are useful


                • #9
                  This is great great stuff ! Thanks for sharing !

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                  • #10
                    2011 Dressage tests

                    Freestyles are up now too.

                    Last edited by Moderator 1; May. 2, 2011, 09:26 AM. Reason: reference to deleted spam post
                    " An open hand can only take a closed hand can give and take"


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                      Checklists for packing to go to/return from Show

                      Checklist for packing for a show


                      Checklist for packing to leave a show



                      • #12
                        More Arena Diagrams

                        Small Arena (20 m x 40 m)


                        Standard Arena (20 m x 60 m)



                        • #13
                          Dressage Articles and Online Videotaped Dressage Testing and Lessons




                          • #14
                            Can people please post the names of the threads linked in here, please? I am reading this off of my kindle and for some reason the links wont work on here. If i had the names, i could just search it.


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                              Most of the links don't work...
                              Blog of an ordinary and every day horse lover!


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                                Membership Checklist for Recognized Shows/Awards/Regionals

                                Here is the USDF checklist for the memberships needed for horse/rider/owner for the various categories of showing: http://www.usdf.org/competitions/com...-checklist.asp

                                Note:if you are on a mobile platform, the link may just take you to the USDF mobile homepage. If so, then go to the full website and search for membership checklist.
                                Last edited by yaya; Apr. 25, 2014, 10:32 PM.


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                                  Practice Diagrams

                                  Easy link utility to 2015 tests and some movement diagrams:


                                  new free practice diagram ‘booklet’ ( for small screens such as phones and tablets ) available here :

                                  Last edited by dressagedirectory; Dec. 7, 2014, 06:45 PM. Reason: added new link


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                                    I must confess I know nothing of dressage and training for dressage. I do know what it looks like and have a beautiful creamella that is doing the dance on her own. She pulls back her head lifts her tail and does the dance to get my attention I have no idea how to get the moves on command and am not sure if I should even pursue this line of training any advise would be appreciated


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                                      You need to move this post to the discussion forums - start your own thread. This is just a little sticky note on where to find the info. (and absolutely you should pursue this line of training!)


                                      • #20
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