Friday, November 4, 2011

The wonderful world of dressage !!


[druh-sahzh; Fr. dre-sazh] Show IPA
2. the artor method of training a horse in obedience and in precision of movement.
Well I have started yet another working student postion, and i've been there for about 3 weeks now and I love it. I'm a working student for dressage trainer Jennifer Conour. 12 hour days 5 days a week, her favorite saying is "move your feet" and that is what we do all day long. Everyone there works really hard all day long. The upside of being a working student for her is the faster I get the barn cleaned in the morning the soon and or more horses I will get to ride that day. I ride anywhere from 3-6 horses a day, 3 or 4 of those in a lesson.
I have learned more in 3 week then I have learned in years of riding. The advantage I get of being her working student is getting to ride all kinds of horses at all different ages with all sorts of problems. the most improtant thing i have learned is get in there get the job done and then give!! I have had many lung line lesssons where i just get to work on  my seat, my leg, and my body postion. it has been great.  i have also learned neat stuff like standing up bareback on a horses back (: I love my lessons !!
There will be many more storys and picture to come !! i have been super busy and soo sorry that it took me this long to write !! (:
Enjoy !!