Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: Adult Amateur

Why is Dressage so hard?

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And, where is the easy button? By Sally O’Dwyer “Dressage is incredibly hard, and in the beginning, it’s difficult to really understand what it is you’re...

Brighter Skies

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By Ginger Bowles Meet Cielo, my dressage horse. Cielo is a kill pen rescue. He was adopted out of a Louisiana kill pen by a woman...

Adventures in Qualifying

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By Suzanne Krauss  The first time I heard about the Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships was when a barn mate, Dianne, and her older mare...

5 Unforgettable Moments from the 2022 US Dressage Finals presented by...

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By Chelsey Burris The US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® gets its moniker, the Centerline of Champions, for good reason.  Competitors from across the United...

Peter’s Got This

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Peter’s new job is to help me regain my fitness and get back into the competition ring.  I’m back up to riding four or five days a week most weeks, and even if I need to take frequent breaks, he is right there with me, with his wonderful attitude and work ethic.

Going On a Spree

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Those of us who have been bitten by the horse bug know that our partnerships with these wonderful creatures are as essential as breathing. All of them have their own special qualities and lessons to teach us, and having any opportunity to ride is a tremendous privilege. That said, once in a very long while, if you are extremely lucky, you get a partnership with a horse that will change the trajectory of your life.  Spree is one of those magic horses.

From the YourDressage Archives – You’ve Already Won

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It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the June 2017 issue of the flipbook version of...

Make Your Dressage Progress From “Meh” to “Yeah” With Goals

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Read here to find out why, “I want to ride Third Level this year” might not be a good goal for you… By Sally O’Dwyer Riders...

Toby, The Strong

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We found my older gelding, Toby, down in his stall. He was in obvious distress and pain, but still scrambled to his feet when I asked him to stand. Stacey had already administered banamine and my vet had been called, but Toby was still seriously struggling. He let me clip his lead rope to his halter and followed me, staggering, out of his stall.

It Takes a Lot of Pressure to Make a Diamond

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In the fall of 2021, USDF launched a new way to celebrate excellence - the USDF Diamond Achievement Recognition! To be eligible, riders must...
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