April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Scott Hassler returned to Shannondale Farm for a dressage training clinic for all levels and ages of horses and riders! He is simply one of the best coaches of dressage today. His coaching method inspires and encourages horses and riders to make the most out of their work. Here are some training gems of his quoted over that weekend:
Anytime you do lateral work, you always finish uphill, not lowering the frame.
If reins are holding the balance, tempi changes are not possible. Reins can only guide the direction.
We dressage riders love to ride "reactive". Throw that away! We want to ride "proactive" to give the horse some purpose and direction so they feel comfort.