My dear dressage enthusiasts, I got to thinking, maybe you are not all blinkered and utterly obsessed with dressage – bit odd but might be true. Maybe some of you, dare I say it, actually jump your horses over something more than a cavelleti. Well, if this is the case and despite me knowing absolutely zilch about jumping, today I have a treat for you.
It is my absolute pleasure to introduce to you Wiola Grabowska. Wiola is a freelance coach and founder of Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy which focuses on thorough rider education at grassroots levels of dressage, jumping and eventing. I asked Wiola to do a guest post, for me focussing on how dressage training benefits the show jumper and to my delight she has given us 2 dressage exercises that will make a real difference to your jumping.
So, for those of you who actually ask your horse’s hind legs to leave the ground, here’s what she has to say. Enjoy …
Dress it for the Vertical – Two dressage moves that every jumping rider needs to do very well
There are at least five things that matter to you when you turn around the corner in your lovely three beat canter and head straight for colourful vertical waiting for you across the long diagonal of the arena and these are: Continue reading Dress it for the Vertical by Aspire Equestrian