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Mirrors For TrainingHere in the U.K. the NAF Five Star BRITISH DRESSAGE WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS are underway and whether you have qualified and are competing at the Championships, nearly got there, perhaps qualified for the Regionals but not quite the Champs, aspire to qualify or you are simply a dressage enthusiast who does not compete, I have a wonderful GIVEAWAY to coincide with this superb event.

Today and for the duration of the Winter Championships (6th to 10th April 2016) The Crystal System in association with Mirrors for Training are GIVING AWAY 1 (one) No. Arena Mirror backed in Galvanised steel and supplied with installation brackets to be attached to posts or to an indoor arena.


Mirrors for Training

DID YOU KNOW –  That approximately 65% of the population are visual learners?

“The instantaneous feedback you get from seeing your horses shape, your seat and position and how you apply the aids is like having a trainer watching your every move”. 

DID YOU KNOW – Mirrors installed in the training arena improve learning by up to 400%

Mirrors for Training“Whatever your aspirations if you do not have access to Mirrors to aid your training, you could be at a disadvantage”

The visual benefits of using mirrors for training are limitless.

  • Identifying in real time inaccuracies
  • Immediate performance changes before they become habit forming
  • Boost your confidence in the arena
  • Improve your accuracy
  • Correct your position in real time


Mirrors for Training

  • Vertical or horizontal mounting options
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor Arenas
  • Supplied with Installation brackets that simplify your installation
  • 2 years warranty or 3 years if you ask Mirrors for Training to install

Here’s How You Win …

Invest in your future by going to Mirrors for TrainingThe Dressage Tipster Facebook Page and hit the Sign Up button, subscribe to The Crystal System Blog and receive regular hints and tips to help you on your dressage journey.  If you are already a subscriber comment below and I’ll add you to the draw.

The winner will also receive a copy of

The Crystal System Dressage Training Book

 The Crystal System DressageOh, and if you are at the Champs at Hartpury, Gloucestershire, between 6th and 10th April 2016 why not pop along to Morgan Equine’s outdoor trade stand and pick up a copy of The Crystal System Book

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to win, win, win

  1. Arena Mirror
  2. The Crystal System Book
  3. Regular helpful hints and tips for your future dressage success

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster



My ethos for The Crystal System is about giving you the tools to be your own riding coach.

Becoming ‘instructor dependent’ is a soul destroying place to be! I know – I have been there, hopelessly unable to replicate the good work that I got when having a lesson.  Why? Because your instructor is not allowing you to feel your way, you are too mechanical in your aids.

What the Crystal System blog is aiming to do is to steer you to find a path through the overabundance of information that is out there; so many methods; so many viewpoints on how it should and shouldn’t be done; so many opinions.


In my research for The Crystal System I have read hundreds of books about riding and dressage (really, there are that many).  What I discovered was that each and every one of them had something to offer, but that none of them had it all.  It showed me that I needed to keep an open mind, listen to others and then make my own decisions about whether I wanted to do it that way or not.  No rights or wrongs, just is this for me or not? (well, a few wrongs but hey, I’m trying not to be judgemental!)

My conclusion? – The Crystal System could not be another method of training – a do this, do that system; a this is right and this is wrong style, but needed to help the rider find their own way and develop their own system that works for them, by asking – what are you struggling with?; by encouraging experimentation; by suggesting good ways of doing things and giving feedback when things are not quite right.  Blindly following the system that works for someone else, who has had fantastic results, will not necessarily work for you!

The Crystal System is about finding your own way to train that brings the results you want.  This means accessing all sorts of resources, instructors, coaches, methods and taking from them only what you want, only what you need, only what you can use and then … making it your own!

This is why I am investing in arena mirrors from Mirrors for Training

I am a visual learner, when I explain something I have to have a picture or I say … ‘imagine this’, I start doodling and drawing to show people my point.  If I am to become my own coach, if I am to be able to train my horse myself, if I am to become independent of my ‘instructor’, I need a visual feedback.  I NEED mirrors.

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So, here’s what to do … If you can only afford just one mirror you should invest in one, if you can afford more, get more!

I am not saying that they are essential, clearly not as I have come this far without them, but if you really want to wean yourself off that instructor, replace him with your own ability to train your horse and become your own coach, mirrors will, without doubt, aid that process.

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster