Dressage Videos

Here are some short (muted) clips from the video we took of my lesson on Thursday night.  The focus of the lesson was on getting him to "stand up" instead of being so heavy on his right shoulder when traveling to the right, requiring me to time the use of my inside leg with catching him in my outside rein.  At the end of the second clip, we did baby stretchy trot, in which the reins were long, but he stayed on the bit and maintained the same rhythm we had when he was more on contact.  





In the canter video, you can see how much he has to push to get through the indoor footing, and a sassy tail pop when I asked him for more on the long side.  His canter especially is very different in the outdoor vs. the indoor, but I am definitely not complaining about having access to this indoor!


9 comments:

  1. His trot looks SO nice after the canter. And that footing does look deep!

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    1. Thanks! It's nice footing that got shifty much faster than it should have for some reason.

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  2. He looks great! Its soooo much fun to see videos :)

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    1. Good! I wish I could do it more. My trainer videoed this entire lesson and I cut these two out of it.

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  3. Connor's walk is amazing! So fluid and great rhythm. Very nice. :)

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    1. Thanks, that means a lot, we've worked hard on putting it together! He has a great natural walk, I just had to learn to package it.

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  4. Finally got to watch. He is looking great. His canter reminds me of how Rosemary looks, up in the front end. Nice stretchy trot. Been working Comrade on that too. He is so comfortable being up and short it can be hard to get long and low. Love the swishy tail a sign of a happy pony

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  5. Thanks! Yeah, these cobs, it's crazy how you can SEE their knees when they pick them up at the canter and you're on them. Stretchy trot will take time to develop, this is probably only the second time I've felt him still be on the bit and working over his back when I let the reins out, even though he's great about chewing the bit down. The swishy tail is great, isn't it? :)

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  6. I think a lot of horses ride differently inside vs outside... but deep footing definitely makes the difference even more pronounces!

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