Has your instructor ever yelled across the arena, “More impulsion!” You put your leg on, and they yell, "No, impulsion!!" Now you're really confused...what even is impulsion? How do you achieve it? Can your horse even have impulsion?
Impulsion is a complicated, yet, important element in dressage. Some gaits can have impulsion, and others can’t. Impulsion can even have a different feeling depending on which gait you are riding. Once achieved and understood, however, it is an amazing feeling to ride when your horse has true impulsion.
This course is designed to simplify and help you understand exactly how to achieve impulsion! Inside, we will be talking ALL about impulsion, how to achieve it, what it is, and how to adjust your aids depending on if you have a hot or lazy horse. Video lessons will cover all these topics and more!
You will also find an interactive video lecture on impulsion complete with student video review! Plus, once enrolled, you get lifetime access to the content, AND you also have the ability to ask questions at anytime!
Excited to work with you inside this course!
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.
StartIntroduction to Impulsion - Start Here!
StartUn-mounted Exercises (5:34)
StartMounted Glute Mead Activation (4:24)
StartWhip/Leg Re-sensitizing Exercise (5:04)
StartHalt Exercises for Impulsion (4:20)
StartTransitions within the Trot (3:11)
StartSlow Trot to Slow Canter (4:36)
Frequently Asked Questions
These workshops are an amazing opportunity to enhance your training program. Whether you are in full training with a trainer or working mostly alone, these workshops will help you to understand the theory of Dressage and help you analyze the specific issues you are having with your horse and how to best approach them. Often it is difficult when you are in a live lesson to really understand the theory of Dressage training and to analyze the situation and problems you are having!!
Hope to see you in the academy!!