On a single page, Paul Belasik has presented a beautiful, frameable large poster that should hang in every dressage stable. It is a synopsis of dressage history from the Renaissance to modernity.
I have noticed a nagging weakness that shows up in a lot of riders. They have an aversion to studying theory.
In every dressage competition test, at every level, in every country, the horse and rider will start and finish the test with a halt. The beginning of the test may read, “A: Enter working trot. X: Halt, Salute. Proceed collected trot.”
Our second lecture demonstration of the year, Developing a Successful Practice, was a comprehensive overview of principles for both the rider and the horse.
He spent a lifetime studying and traveled the world in search of "true" dressage. This is what he found.
This is the second part of a two part blog. The first was about music in the daily existence of a dressage stable.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
– Children’s rhyme.