Lesson Plan: The First 30 days of Dressage

This 24-page document is a great introduction to dressage concepts, published by Dressage Mastery Academy.

The document includes these topics and more

  • Explanation of the German training scale
  • Rider success scale
  • What is Rhythm?  How do I know if my horse is in Rhythm?
  • What is Seat?
  • What is Straightness?
  • What is Impulsion?
  • What should you expect from your horse?
  • How to troubleshoot common problems at the walk, trot, and canter.
  • Exercises to make your balance and movement better.


Print it out; talk it through with your trainer.

It gives a good explanation of the first goals for a new Dressage Rider.


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