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Horsesrthefuture

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Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

 Hi, 

 

Personally, I enjoy dressage because I like being precise and enjoy flat work. Here I would like it if you could share your views  on whether you preffer Dressage or Jumping and why. Which will be the over all favourite - Dressage or Jumping you decide!

 

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WinnieBu

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WinnieBu says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

If you don't think you have to be precise jumping, then I'm worried. Jumping a course of fences requires as much skill and precision as riding a grand prix dressage test. It's really not fair to compare the two as they are widly different. Both require a willing and able horse and a competant rider.

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Flighty

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Flighty says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

 They're both incredible to watch, and neither is better than the other - they're equally as difficult!! Personally, though, I prefer jumping, because I spent over 5 years doing flatwork, and jumping was just so exciting!! It's that adrenaline rush when you land on the other side, the poles are up, you're still attached to your horse and you know it looked good :) x

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irb13

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irb13 says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

For me dressage. I'm scared of heights and while I can ride, the thought of jumping (eeks). Although the insane part of me would love to try a 'little' jump just once to say that I've at least tried once even if I walk away afterwards. That aside I do love the dressage moves we do in my lessons. Just working through everything in my head and the effort that goes in to performing them makes me feel proud and I get a lot from it knowing that I've been able to do them. 

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stormingtoby

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stormingtoby says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

i like a bit of both ! i probably like jumping more cos of the feeling you get from it ! i like dressage as well though cos it looks great and makes your horse think a bit more

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pepsimaximus

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pepsimaximus says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

 its hard to say but to jump properly u need all the dressage u can get.

dressage is another word for training and u need to perfect it before u even think bout jumping, i jump 1,20m and i spent 3 years perfecting dressage, it helps with balence, control, not to mention u learn how ur horse works, me and my tb pepsi r amazing jumpers and i thank it all to dressage, so do jumping but neva stop the dressage

hope i helped

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AMLS

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AMLS says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

I think a lot of it depends on what your horse enjoys. I love dressage, I like the power and athletism and precision that it involves ... however my belgian warmblood come from very good showjumping lines and totally loves to jump. He has a very naturally great technique with fab scope so I feel like if I don't jump I'm letting him down and keeping him from something he is good at and enjoys so much. I would hate to be wasting him. Plus I don't feel like he likes dressage particularly, he gives it a go and we have a fair few ribbons but I just get the feeling he is bored with it !!! He doesn't try his little heart out like he does with his jumping.

 

Anyone else have this problem .... your interests and abilities clashing with your horse's ?!!

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marinaim

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marinaim says:

Re: Dressage or Jumping - Which is Better???

I think a lot of it depends on the horse frankly!

Although personally I prefer jumping, as it's more of a thrill (I mean dressage on an amazing horse is too but..), and I just like it more. I find dressage takes too much patience, it definetely takes a certain type of rider and horse.

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