- much more than conventional dressage training
For many years I was frustrated by flatwork lessons that offered little prospect of development for myself or my horse; but meeting an Olympic trainer who showed me how to make the horse more comfortable in his work was life-changing.
Sadly, dressage is now noted for abuse with rollkur used in training and warm up by some top riders - potential role models - and with horses often rewarded in competition at all levels even when behind the vertical , the use of restrictive training methods will only increase.
There is a better way if we just listen to our horses. I am passionate that rider aspirations need not be achieved at the expense of the welfare and quality of life of their horse.