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  • Searching for a dressage blog...

    I would love to find a blog about an 'ordinary' rider's dressage journey.
    By 'ordinary' rider I guess I mean someone like myself....not a pro, not
    mounted on a spectacular mover, taking a lesson a week or so and working
    to improve. I want to read about what happened in the lesson...did the
    writer finally have a REAL walk pirouette or did she/he struggle to maintain
    rhythm the entire time. The nuts and bolts...the joy and the pain...the problems
    and the successes.
    Does anyone know where I can find a blog like this?

  • #2
    I don't know of one...but I think you should start one!
    Unashamed Member of the Dressage Arab Clique
    CRAYOLA POSSE= Thistle

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    • #3
      A friend of mine is documenting her work with her horses (and a handful of her low level students, including yours truly.) She has been a working student for the last year, and has documented the progress she's made with her far-from-perfect-but-tries-really-hard-OTTB. http://tbatx.wordpress.com/
      Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

      Collecting Thoroughbreds - tales of a re-rider and some TBs

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      • #4
        dressagepony.blogspot.com
        Kelly
        It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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        • #5
          It's not a diary of my journey, but the blog on my website has tons of articles for lower level riders. www.janesavoie.com
          jane savoie
          dressage mentor

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            #6
            I looked at dressagepony.blogspot.com and it doesn't seem to be what I am looking for.
            In all the entries that I read, there was only one mention of a riding session and the sum
            total of that was ' we did a few things...a bit of half-pass, nothing much'. Not exactly
            "nuts and bolts". I know there are many sites out there with lots of training tips but that
            is not what I am looking for. I want to read about a journey.

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            • #7
              Me too. I am in the same boat; ordinary person, ordinary horse..aiming for dressage in my own little way.

              Would love to read about someone else's journey.

              k

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              • #8
                I have a blog, a journey from backing (3 1/2) till now (5yo). Has some videos, and fun stuff but training level in content. www.nickandjody.blogspot.com
                Friesians Rule !!

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                • #9
                  Seeing your post reminded me I have been meaning for awhile to start just such a blog!!
                  I am just a poor low level rider with my nursemare rescue TB mare trying to work my way up the levels.
                  Maybe that will be my goal for the night.
                  At least I know I could find at least one reader!
                  Free and Forward Motion through Massage Therapy
                  www.amandastarrbodywork.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BaroqueLady View Post
                    I looked at dressagepony.blogspot.com and it doesn't seem to be what I am looking for.
                    In all the entries that I read, there was only one mention of a riding session and the sum
                    total of that was ' we did a few things...a bit of half-pass, nothing much'. Not exactly
                    "nuts and bolts". I know there are many sites out there with lots of training tips but that
                    is not what I am looking for. I want to read about a journey.
                    Recently there hasn't been a lot going on in my barn except trying to find transport to it. But search through the archives, they are there.
                    Kelly
                    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                    • #11
                      I am hopefully starting my journey this fall. I'm looking for a dressage prospect and plan on documenting, my video and text blog, my journey with my new horse. Unfortunetaly, I haven't started yet and am still picking out a young dressage prospect. I feel like an ordinary person, I don't really even work with a trainer. My mentor is on premisis, but he usually only helps when someone is having a real problem and we ask for it. He's an ex-jockey and has a lot of horse sense. My other horse, who is for sale, I trained up to level 2 dressage, but he's about 17 and feel I should start over with a younger horse. Please feel free to check out my blog, www.fillytracks.com. I am also looking for people to do guest posts, so if you had an eye opening lesson or experience and want to write about it, tell me! Would love to get some more people on there! Thanks and hope you enjoy!

                      Ali

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                      • #12
                        Hey I noticed that Jane already posted on here about her blog but she also has a fantastic site with a forum called dressagementor.com that is filled with dressage riders just like you (read: us).... my mare is a 4yr old percheron (with TB someplace sorta...kinda...) that I love love love the stories from everyone. The forum is just a little part though we also have an "ask Jane" section so as we struggle we get anwers plus she is always around the forums sorting us all out or just cheering on a member with the group.... and she takes video and pictures we send in and provides feedback on the hotseat section. We all tell and update our personal efforts so it is a lot like blogging, but blogging with friends. Soooo.... not exactly a blog but I think you'd really like it!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DraftXRider View Post
                          Hey I noticed that Jane already posted on here about her blog but she also has a fantastic site with a forum called dressagementor.com that is filled with dressage riders just like you (read: us).... my mare is a 4yr old percheron (with TB someplace sorta...kinda...) that I love love love the stories from everyone. The forum is just a little part though we also have an "ask Jane" section so as we struggle we get anwers plus she is always around the forums sorting us all out or just cheering on a member with the group.... and she takes video and pictures we send in and provides feedback on the hotseat section. We all tell and update our personal efforts so it is a lot like blogging, but blogging with friends. Soooo.... not exactly a blog but I think you'd really like it!
                          *waves* Hi draftx!!

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                          • #14
                            blog

                            I started a blog about my mare and I.
                            http://www.dressapp.blogspot.com/
                            I haven't done lessons much lately, but will start up back in the fall. It's fun reading about other folks journies.

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                            • #15
                              Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but some good ones

                              http://flyingchangesweightloss.blogspot.com/

                              http://eventing-a-gogo.blogspot.com/

                              http://www.behindthebitblog.com/

                              I have a lot of dressage in mine, link in my sig
                              Fillys By Vibank - 2017 Road to RRP
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/jealoushe

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                              • #16
                                Nice blog Jealoushe. Sorry about your Jack Russell.

                                I read the behindthebit blog too.

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                                • #17
                                  AMBREY!!! Hey Ambrey.... do you DM? LOLOLOLOL.... I haven't logged on to DM yet to see the latest elephant roast & toast but I'm headed there next to download the last of the August audios because I just realized its almost time for all the September articles, audio/video and hotseats go up.

                                  I can't believe that this summer is almost over!

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                                  • #18
                                    I think this horse is being pointed towards eventing, but so far only dressage in the works. I've really been enjoying it.

                                    http://pariahpony.wordpress.com/
                                    ::Sometimes you have to burn a few bridges to keep the crazies from following you::

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                                    • #19
                                      Hey!!! DraftXRider - I am currently advancing my 1/2 draft - we are currently working on level 3 and doing some psg work.

                                      Check us out at www.hotelfun4kids.com/horses.htm

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by DraftXRider View Post
                                        AMBREY!!! Hey Ambrey.... do you DM? LOLOLOLOL.... I haven't logged on to DM yet to see the latest elephant roast & toast but I'm headed there next to download the last of the August audios because I just realized its almost time for all the September articles, audio/video and hotseats go up.

                                        I can't believe that this summer is almost over!
                                        Mmmm, elephant. My favorite!

                                        Haven't been able to DM much this week, birthday stuff

                                        Summer did go by so quickly, didn't it? The kids go back to school in a week- yikes!

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