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Louis – our first dressage competition ~Foo Fighters: “Razor”~

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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.

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USET Three Day Event Competition – The Movie

See this complete film athttps://www.createspace.com/204547. Presents the United States Equestrian team in preparation for the competition in the Olympics. It separately focuses at all three disciplines in detail — show jumping, dressage, and three-day Eventing. The program goes behind the scenes and follows some of the best riders in the world as they prepare to compete. It reveals their passion and courage and shows their great successes and some of their most horrible falls. Includes the absolutely top equestrians competing and reveals what they have to say behind the scenes. Actively used by Equestrians at all levels. Stars include William Steinkraus – President USET, 68 Gold Medalist, Katie Monahan, Louis Jacobs, Barney Ward, Armand Leone, Joe Fargis, Peter Leone, Michael Matz, Mark Laskin, Melanie Smith and many others.

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