Suppleness of the Dressage Horse and Rider
Exercises and Lecture on Suppleness
Suppleness is a fundamental piece for correct Dressage Training. In order to correctly train Dressage, the horse must be physically and mentally supple. Mental and physical suppleness go hand in hand. The more supple and relaxed the horse is physically, the more they will relax mentally and vise versa.
Is your horse tense and distracted? Do you feel that your horse is stiff and cannot bend?
If you answered "yes" to the above questions, then this workshop is for you!
This workshop includes groundwork exercises, mounted exercises, and a lecture that will give you the tools that you need to get your horse physically and mentally supple!
In my experience, I have found that tense and distracted horses benefit greatly from groundwork exercises that teach them how to physically relax and focus. The workshop also covers several mounted exercises that are wonderful to help with suppleness and the workshop includes a 60 minute zoom lecture all about suppleness!
Suppleness is essential in dressage training! Both horse AND rider must be supple, relaxed and focused!!
Hope to "see" you inside this workshop!
As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn, to love your ride!"
Amelia is passionate about sharing her knowledge of riding, horses and dressage. She has trained numerous horses and riders from Training Levels to the Grand Prix. Dressage is hard and she loves the challenge of educating riders and horses. Amelia has a clear understanding of rider position, how to ride a horse and train the movements.
Unlike many top riders, Amelia was NOT a natural talent and fell off so many times in her early riding days that her instructor nearly told her parents she should quit riding! Perseverance, love of all horses, and determination, not innate talent, is what made Amelia into the rider and horsewoman that she is today. Amelia is incredibly grateful to all the teachers who have helped her on this journey especially Joh Hinnemann, Christine Traurig, Sue Martin, Larry Fleming and Julie Barringer-Richers and of course the thousands of horses she's ridden including Geronimo, Trump, and Harvey.
Amelia enjoys helping each individual student and horse find harmony, trust, and balance. "Nothing is more rewarding than watching one of my students glide harmoniously around the ring together with their horse! This makes my heart soar!" says Amelia.
Amelia hopes to one day represent the U.S.A. on the international circuit and loves training her three horses, Harvey, Kensington and Luigi in Los Angeles, CA. Amelia has her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, She is the winner of the prestigious USEF Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize and a member of the USEF Dressage Development Program.