The Classical Training Scale

Here is a explanation regarding some challenges we face with our training.

I like


IMPULSION (Photo credit: JAMART Art Photography)

where the commentator says some thing to the effect of ‘it takes a brave judge to place a ‘back mover’ over a ‘leg mover’ in competition.’

I think people should take a step back and remember the 6 classical dressage training steps….

Do you know what they are?

  1. rhythm
  2. suppliness
  3. contact
  4. straightness
  5. impulsion
  6. collection

If you keep these 6 steps in mind while riding you will find your training ‘deficiencies’  and understand which step you need to go back to to develop and strengthen before proceeding.

Where do you find you have to do the most word before proceeding to the next step?

Post a comment below and let us know what your biggest challenge is.


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About Laura

Laura Kelland-May is the founder of Thistle Ridge Skill Builders Development Program. She more than trains horses, she trains people to train their horses. In addition she is a Sr. Judge and can offer insight into What the Judge Is Looking For. Follow her here and get more tips.
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