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On a single page, Paul Belasik has presented a beautiful, frameable poster that should hang in every dressage stable. It is a synopsis of dressage history from the Renaissance to modernity. The genealogy of five centuries of different national schools is a telescope into the past, and illuminates some of the outstanding contributors to classical dressage around the world.
Judging from my mailbox, dressage riders seemed perplexed about how competition judges are currently evaluating some horses’ piaffes at the international level. What is high quality and what is faulty? In this article, I will address two major faults in piaffes of popular riders that have appeared in recent performances, and seem to be confusing viewers.

 

To recap our last lecture/demo of the season, we have a special treat of some brief video clips! Paul gave a lecture on the history of longeing, followed by an explanation of our equipment with a live horse model and discussion of other methods and equipment.

Our latest lecture/demonstration event at Lost Hollow Farm was an in-depth, practical look at effective use of correct rider position.

Caposalda is a 15.3 hand 2011 registered Half Andalusian (IALHA). "Cappy" is a comfortable, responsive mare with easy lateral work and extensions. Schooling flying changes (see video.) Lovely gaits and potential to go much farther.

 

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.”

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The Pennsylvania Riding Academy is pleased to announce a new lecture and demonstration series for 2019. Paul Belasik will conduct six sessions, once per month April through September.
In an article recently published by the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, a question is framed in bold type: “Should we redefine equine lameness in the era of quantitative gait analysis?” The article begins, “An international team of researchers, including [some] from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, have strongly advised on the need to discriminate clearly between “asymmetry” and “lameness” when assessing a horse’s gait.”
We have selected a few of Paul's past lectures from old recordings to share with you that illuminate Paul's extensive research, knowledge and philosophy of riding horses. In many cases, these podcasts have been converted from tape recordings, so we ask for the listener's patience if the quality suffers at moments.
Have you been dreaming about coming for a short course to study with us to improve your riding position and technique, further your understanding of theory, and observe firsthand horses in training from green to Grand Prix?
16.1, 7 year old gray PRE Andalusian mare, IALHA registered. This beautiful granddaughter of Spanish Olympic horse Evento, is very safe, has excellent movement, and comfortable gaits.