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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

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Haha, Sarah, Shadow is inclined to the odd piaffe and passage in the field! Excessive piaffe? No, I dislike that, but piaffe is something seen in their play! 

 

 

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SarahEsen

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SarahEsen says:

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Ah shucks... we'll agree to disagree again then LOL Get it on film - I wanna see! LOLOLOL

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*duskyteddy*

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*duskyteddy* says:

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 I will do! I have to catch it at a certain time. I've never trained in him the piaffe, he just does it when he sees a mare/in a playful mode! He gets very excited (and he's not even a rig LOL!) 

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SarahEsen

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SarahEsen says:

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I'll have my scorecards ready. I hope he makes the effort to plait his own mane and tail.

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highlander

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highlander says:

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riley does lateral work in the field, funniest thing every is watching him travelling sidewards better than forward. my other half doesn't like dressage, he'll school and work on flat work but dressage is just not his cuppa. I was watching my two the other day running around the field, riley was doing brilliant flying changes!

I love dressage but I love I don't use gadgets etc a good seat control can get lateral work, changes, but due to many factors I don't do piaffe or passage with either horse, I don't use hyper-flextion as I'm lucky both horses offer a good outlines naturally. You can do dresage without all the stuff that it gets a bad name for. I dont compete however.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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Dressage in its literal meaning translates as "training" and is the foundation upon which all disciplines depend if they are to be executed successfully.  I've often heard the term "it's like watching paint dry" but I often find that people who make these comments are only looking at the surface of it.  To watch it performed by riders such as Sylvia Loch, Edward Gal with Toto, you just can't call that boring unless you're a complete phylistine!  And to train for it and ride it is definitely not boring, it's hard work and intricate.  I get bored watching horses being put over poles constantly, I actually get fed up watching show jumping unless it's our horse that's in there, then I watch it avidly to make sure he doesn't get hurt!

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Vik1

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Vik1 says:

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Yep I find sj boring to watch, even tho I used to do alot of it.  Id do my bit and then go off and wait for the results.  In fact its the same with any discipline.  Watching is just boring!  I like dressage.  I have no desire to reach advanced levels in it.  However as rhapsody says it is the basis for all disciplines.  The showjumper needs to be able to collect, sit back on its hocks if its to get over a big jump.  It needs to lengthen if its to make up the strides in a related distance.  Show horses should be schooled to at least novice level.  Although you get so many which arent and yet the judges cant see the stiffness through their backs!

The other good thing about it is, you get a score sheet!  It gives you something to compare with as you get marks.  The aim is to get higher marks so when you do, you really feel like youve achieved something.

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SarahEsen

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SarahEsen says:

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I love watching my boy do extended trot with his tail in the air and snorting! That's small doses though. Yeah they may do short bursts of it - but it's quite unlikely you'll get a horse doing a full course of dressage with all those fancy moves and being 'on the bit' at liberty with no human involved. I just think it's alot for their body to cope with all in one go. Like, horses can and may jump a log in their field, but stick it in a showjumping arena and it's quite unlikely that it isn't going to jump all those jumps for the sake of it.

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chrisflan

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chrisflan says:

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yea its pretty boring, like its not as much fun as jumping but whatever suits ur fancy?? ive tried dressage b4 but unfortunately left my pillow and sleeping bag at home so cudnt sleep on my horse at the time lol oj no just making a joke. But in all honesty it is pretty boring! 

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cookiecrazy

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cookiecrazy says:

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I have to agree with Dusky. It really has become too artificial and in its purest form is an incredible art that you could not call boring if you fully understood it.

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