Jane Savoie's Blog – August 2010 Archive (2)

Rhythm and Tempo: Which tempo is best for your horse?

Hi Guys,



First, let me define rhythm and tempo. I want to do this because lots of dressage riders use those terms interchangeably and they don't mean the same thing.



Rhythm - Regularity of the rhythm refers to the even spacing between each step in a stride of walk, trot or canter. Regular rhythm is a priority for all work--whether or not you're riding a pure dressage horse. Movements and exercises should never be done at the expense of rhythm. Rhythm should always stay…

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Added by Jane Savoie on August 20, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Solve Horseback Riding Fear With An Attitude Of Gratitude



It's completely reasonable that you might have some fear when horseback riding. After all, you’re dealing with a reactive (reactive means bolt, spin, buck, shy, or rear!) animal that outweighs you by a lot! But you can solve those horseback riding fears by adopting an attitude of gratitude.

The first thing you need to remember is that 99% of the things you fear never come to pass. So why waste all that energy worrying about things that will probably never happen. Mark…

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Added by Jane Savoie on August 6, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

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