Identify and Correct your Horses' Biggest Evasions!
Dressage is really HARD! It is very physically and mentally demanding for the horse to do Dressage well. Because of this, even the most willing and cooperative horses come up with evasions. Just like when you are working out at the gym, horses find ways to make the exercises just a little bit easier especially when their muscles start to fatigue.
The 3 main evasions are:
1. Speed and tempo
3. Contact and connection
Horses come up with evasions for many different reasons. Evasions may be due to physical discomfort or fatigue, misunderstanding, bad history, or habit. It is important to identify the cause of the evasion and as a rider, it is very important to be quick and proactive to correct them!
This workshop will give you some specific exercises to correct each of these evasions as well as a 90 minute recorded zoom lecture on evasions!
Hope to see you in the 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Think of this workshop as a lesson! You will get a worksheet fo fill out, several new exercises to work on with your horse, and a 60 minute lecture with slides! It is always so important not only to ride and practice exercises but also to understand the theory of Dressage!
Hope to see you in this workshop on evasions!