Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. www.HorseTraining.org presents:
Rumba the Wonder Horse performing the Grand Prix Dressage movements Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. (No ropes or reins attatched).
Georgia Bruce trained Rumba using a combination of Clicker Training, Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage Training Techniques. Georgia has studied the science of how horses learn and this has culminated in teaching this horse to perform Grand Prix Dressage completely at Liberty.
Georgia does not use force or fear in training, only encouragement, rewards and repetition.
Rumba also performs these Grand Prix Dressage movements under saddle.
For more information about Clicker Training, Horse Training, Natural Horsemanship or Liberty Horse Training see: www.HorseTraining.org
After years of always wanting to do dressage but never having the guts, the transport, or the horse at the same time, I finally entered a local dressage day. Louis competed in the Prepatory 2 & 4 Walk/Trot classes and while the P4 test (which was run first) was pretty average as he wasn’t settled, I couldn’t have been happier with the work he produced in the P2. I know there are many rider faults in there, and some moments of resistance, but I was very proud of Louis for learning to execute decent walk/trot transitions in the space of a week and pulling them off in the ring. We scored a solid 59.4% for a 4th placing, with 7s for the walk movements. A lot of the critique for this test was in regards to him being on the forehand a lot of the time, but for a prep test I couldn’t really care less – he was submissive and worked with me, and did me proud for a horse who couldn’t trot in a straight line, would flick his head around instead of putting it down most of the time (he could do it but not consistently), and liked to try and pace (even though he isn’t a standardbred!) in between walk and trot 3 months ago!
Your comments and constructive critique are welcomed.
As a side note, I did hear someone comment on my wearing spurs in a Prep test today. Fair enough, they didn’t know the horse but my reason for doing so is that he gets very worried when I ride with a whip – I’m not sure exactly of the history behind this but I think I can probably guess. That being the case, I decided to ride with spurs for the comp and the week leading upto it as he took to them very easily, but now the comp has been and gone, we’ll be returning to spurs-free work at home and slowly getting him used to the dressage whip.
2010 update: CONGRATULATIONS TO HILARY ON HER PURCHASE OF MINUET – IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO KNOW SHE HAS GONE TO THE BEST HOME POSSIBLE!
2008 video: This is Minuet, a 14.1 hand high Arabian pony. Here, I’m just finishing her basic training. This was only her second time trying ANY tempi changes – and both times she performed perfect fours, threes, twos, then a handful of beautiful one-tempis! Not originally intended, but she was having so much fun, we stayed in the moment. Mini loves learning, and is very focused; here I’d trained her only a total of 5 months since breaking her – only five months total under saddle! A remarkable young horse. I started her at four, but afterward only had time to put in a few sporadic months here and there; before we knew it we were headed toward her sixth birthday. Clearly we have not begun any collected work at this early stage of her training (despite playing with the upper level movements). Instead, keeping her very forward, energetic, and relaxed, as all green horses should be IMHO. What a fun, enthusiastic pony! UPDATE for 2009: MINUET HAS JUST COMPETED IN HER FIRST DRESSAGE SHOW…AND SHE DEBUTED AT PRIX ST. GEORGES!!! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER 2009 VIDEO, TAKEN A YEAR AFTER THIS ONE! -Catherine Gallegos
Feisal by Sire Fernando / u.d. Mare by Lavallo – born 1995 – Gelding – Danish Warmblood
Feisal, approx. 174cm tall, was and is still successful presented within international Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Kuer competitions. For example he has won the internation CDI*** dressage horse competition in Oslo – Norway, in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Kuer riding classes. This beautiful white gelding is excellent to ride and is pleasing the dressage rider as well as the spectators. This dressage horse is a very special recommendation for every rider who likes to be successful within the international high qualified Dressage Competitions.
Freeway, aka Yolus, is a 9 y/o TB that loves to have a job. He competed in jumpers for the past few years up to 3’3″ (1.0m), winning Reserve High Point Circuit Champion for HITS Culpeper in the 3′ (.9m) jumpers last year. He would like to be a local jumper at 2’6″- 3′ or a dressage horse. He has been around and doesn’t look at the fences. He is careful and turns on a dime. Yolus goes in a snaffle and jumps in a hackamore. He is also schooling third level dressage and seems to enjoy it. However, since he has allergies, he must wear a nosenet when being worked in the summer, which is allowed at dressage shows only at the TD’s discretion. He is completely normal wearing the nosenet, which is allowed without question at jumper and hunter shows. He has been competing at schooling Dressage Shows this spring, recently placing second doing second level test 4. He would best be suited to an intermediate rider who wants to be competitive at dressage schooling shows. He is not the fanciest mover, but knows the movements and is obedient. This guy is not content just sitting in the field and is looking for his next partner to go win with! Additional pictures available. Asking $5000
badminton horse trials 2008- friday dressage. riders include: andrew hoy, polly jackson, rosie thomas(1st time at badminton, & nice person),ruth edge and pippa funnell!! GO PIPPA!! LOL
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Right so this is my sisters loan pony Quarleys Spring Tarragon =]
He such a little Star bless him.
I love riding him
as you can tell it wern’t his best
was so agrivating as he was doing soooo well in warm up and went in to do the test and he kind of lacked concerntration.
but never the less im going to start doing somemore Dressage Shows on him and my sister is going to take my pony rockstar ( he aint being no rockstar atm tbh) to some showjumping shows and stuff.
was ment to be doing the dressage on rocky but i think hes feeling the grass kick into him so hes being a little (brattt) atm. he was playing up in the warm up and dint want to make things any worse so fewww lessons are in orderrr me thinks
but hey thats the way things go so no footage of rocky sorry guys.
anyway enjoy this as i really enjoyed riding him =]
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