Rhythm, Tempo, and Stride Length
The Key to Successful Dressage Training
When you have control over Rhythm, Tempo, and Stride length you are well on your way to training your dressage horse! Getting control of these three things and being able to control them independently from one another is essential to correctly training a Dressage horse!
Rhythm is the base of the training scale and it is essential that the natural rhythm of the gaits remains unchanged. Tempo and stride length on the other hand, can and should be changed based on what the rider wants! In all 3 gaits you should be able to vary both the tempo and the stride length independent from one another!
It takes years and years of consistent training to get the refined control of tempo and stride length that you need for a Grand Prix Horse - but you must start getting this control from the beginning!
This workshop gives several simple exercises to help you get control over the tempo and stride length:
-Rhythm and Tempo at the Walk
-Trot Tempo and Counting
-Canter Tempo and Stride Length
-Trot Stride Length
-Bonus content: Flying Changes
You will also get access to a lecture with slides on this topic and a worksheet to print and fill out!
I am really looking forward to "seeing" you inside this course and working with you on controlling your horses' Rhythm, Tempo, and Stride Length!
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.
StartRhythm and Tempo at the Walk (4:29)
StartTrot Tempo and Counting (5:34)
StartCanter Tempo and Stride Length (9:31)
StartBonus Content: Flying Changes! (11:39)
StartTrot Stride Length (7:02)
StartLecture Recording - Rhythm, Tempo, and Stride Length
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 workshop!!