Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tag: Paradressage

What Makes a Good Para-Dressage Horse?

Para-dressage runs parallel to “able-bodied” dressage in almost every aspect. When it comes to selecting a horse, is there any difference between the two disciplines? By Elizabeth Moyer Reprinted from the January/February 2020 issue of USDF Connection magazine

My Boy Blue

My goals and aspirations were turned on their head in 2010, when a ranching accident resulted in the loss of my left hand. Three months after my accident, I weaned myself off all medication so that I could ride out with my crew to work bulls in the fall. I have been riding and starting colts ever since, never looking back.

Robin’s Revival

Robin had gas-colicked a few times and was occasionally choking; he was thin and losing weight. Everyone believed it was the beginning of the end. Fortunately, his bouts of colic didn’t make Ann-Louise hesitant for him to do a little work. However, she didn’t know that letting him carry a disabled woman around for an hour a week would set them both on a marvelous journey.

Challenged, To Victory – The Genevieve Rohner Story

Meet the Youngest U.S. Classified Para Equestrian - Genevieve Rohner. She is a Grade IV Para Equestrian based in Park City, UT. "To say my daughter’s life in the equestrian world ‘has been’ a journey is not correct, as that implies something has ended. In fact, the journey is still unfolding."

Parallel Lines: Dressage and Para-Dressage

Casual observers may wonder why walk-trot tests are included in the World Equestrian Games. In an exclusive interview, USEF national para-equestrian dressage coach and coordinator Kai Handt explained why para-dressage is much more than USDF Introductory Level. He also set the record straight on the realities and challenges of the para-dressage discipline.

Get Started in Para-Equestrian Dressage

Para-equestrian is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) discipline for athletes with a permanent, measurable physical disability. Para-dressage stands parallel to dressage as an option for these athletes.

The Best Medicine

I was on an ATV with friends, heading to a sitting area by the lake. On the way there, we hit a pothole and flipped the ATV. The roll bar crushed and completely severed my right arm. I remember sitting in the hospital, worrying about whether I would ever be able to ride again. That was my main concern. When I resumed riding, Pippen took care of me with every step we took.
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10 Tips for Dressage Seat Equitation Riders

By Mike Osinski, USEF “S” and FEI Judge With the popularity of Dressage Seat Equitation, the numbers are rising in these classes across the country. Here are a few tips for riders to understand what the judges are looking for in an Equitation class.