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Written on 11/03/2013, 20:57 by mguerini
help-me-without-my-gps-i-am-lost-in-the-dressage-courtHelp me -- without my GPS I am lost in the dressage court! Retrieved from "http://www.equestrianlife.com/mw/Dressage_court" Back a few months ago the North American Western Dressage Facebook group held a discussion about the dressage court and the meaning of all the letters. For the new people who have joined North American Western...
Written on 10/03/2013, 16:26 by mguerini
sitting-the-trot-faqFAQ-Must I sit all the trots in WD? Any tips on how to do so successfully?      Level One and Two tests include a working jog/trot. Level Three tests include the lengthened trot. In Levels one, two and three, the rider may, but is not required to post. Level Four, Five,...
Written on 10/03/2013, 00:29 by mguerini
the-rider-clinician-relationship-in-horsemanshipThe Rider – Clinician Relationship in Horsemanship By Dr. Mike Guerini (www.dunmovinranch.com) and Kimberly Bench (www.Benchmark-Farm.com) This is a collaborative blog written by Dr. Mike Guerini (NAWD Professional) and Kimberly Bench (Classical Dressage clinician, instructor and horsewoman). Kimberly Bench comes from a classical dressage background and Dr. Mike comes from a western performance...
Written on 04/03/2013, 22:56 by mguerini
riding-and-training-success-with-ground-polesRiding and Training success with Ground Poles. Recently, this diagram of ground poles (shown below) was posted for discussion on the NAWD open group and NAWD Professional group. The question asked "How many different exercises, movements, or patterns can you think of with this configuration of ground poles. Looking forward to...
Written on 27/01/2013, 20:59 by Jen
what-is-a-jog-trot-anyways NAWD Recommends the use of protective headgear for all riders.  Photo courtesy of Vaquero Training Center The issue of "Trot" vs "Jog" continues to be a area of confusion and controversy as we move into the 2013 season.  I invite you to read Michelle Binder-Zolezzi's article "To Jog or not to...
Written on 02/01/2013, 02:57 by admin
demystifying-the-pyramidDemystifying The Pyramid "Training Scale?" Do you remember sitting in high school and not understanding the question that everyone else seemed to know the answer to?  Do you remember being so afraid to raise your hand that you pretended you already knew the answer and regretted it when the concept was expanded...
Written on 24/12/2012, 18:09 by Jen
sarah-martin-on-the-training-pyramidA few weeks ago on Facebook, the question was asked "I have another question for you Dressage experts. I understand that there are many different styles of dressage like, German, French, American, Classical, Traditional, Competitive, etc. Does that mean there are 5 or more different training scales, or is there...
Written on 14/12/2012, 02:41 by getreal
5-w-s-of-western-dressage-1-why  In the last year, there have been lots of people asking “What is Western Dressage?” you may have seen an article or two labeled “What is Western Dressage?” Simply put, Western Dressage is a method of training that brings together the bravery of the western horse and adds the balance...
Written on 14/12/2012, 02:41 by mguerini
october-2013-challenge        Just a little challenge to test your partnership   by Michael Guerini   read more...  
Written on 02/06/2012, 01:05 by RelationalRidingAcademy
to-jog-or-not-to-jog Western Dressage: To Jog or Not to Jog? That is the Question. by Michelle Binder-Zolezzi www.RelationalRidingAcademy.com copyright M. Binder-Zolezzi 2012. All rights reserved Western horses jog.  English horses trot. Dressage horses trot. Everyone knows that.  Is it that simple?  What if the discipline in question is Western Dressage?  What should we do then?  The western...

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