Friday, October 22, 2021

Tag: Adult Amateur

From the YourDressage Archives – Road to the Finals: From Ranch...

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t’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the August 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...

Chosen By a Saddlebred

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I bought an American Saddlebred for dressage. More specifically, I bought a newly started, roughly 16 hand, 3-year-old palomino colt to gently get back into dressage… as an adult amatuer rider, who never really had much experience working with “baby” horses. However, before I get into how that’s going, I need to back up a bit and ex

From the YourDressage Archives – Road to the Finals: Ride of...

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t’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the August 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...

Kid Friendly

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JAG Kalico Kid is the third generation of Kathy Gilker’s careful breeding. He is kind, intelligent, fun to be around, forgiving, well-behaved, polite, versatile, and loves attention. “He has done everything I have asked of him willingly. Kid showed in western and sidesaddle, hunter and over fences, dressage, and combined training,” Kathy recalls.  “Once at a combined training show, Kid took me around a jump course even when I lost a stirrup at one jump and a rein at another.”

From the YourDressage Archives – Road to the Finals: Nervous Nellies...

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It took a lot of courage for Lysa Hodgson of Aberdeen, NC, to share her Road to the Finals story.

My George and Me: The Story of a Grand Prix Saddlebred

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We all have a heart horse, and if we are very very fortunate, we may have more than one in our lifetimes. I’m that lucky girl that has had several, but my guy “George,” CH-SH New York City Slicker, will always have the majority of space in my being.

5 Reasons Your Next Dressage Horse Should Be a Saddlebred

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American Saddlebreds and dressage- two words not traditionally used in the same sentence, but rightfully paired for a multitude of reasons. For now, we’ll break it down to five!

5 Reasons to Ride in a Dressage Seat Equitation Class

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You may have heard of equitation classes – but have you ever considered riding in one?  They are a great experience to add to...

Lightning Struck Blue

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My love for Saddlebreds started years ago when I took a few lessons on them. As life took me away from horses, and I raised a family, I never lost my love for them. I was lucky enough to be able to buy Red when I was 50 years old.

From the YourDressage Archives – Equitation Goals

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When I first heard about the new USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program, I instantly knew I would make competing in a final class one of my goals for the 2018 show season. The Dressage Seat Equitation classes only judge the rider, and are designed to promote correct seat, position, and use of the aids in dressage.
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