TRAINING


theory of balance

By nature we are all unbalanced.  This is no exception for the horse.  As an educated rider, we must acknowledge which side of the horse is weak and find a systematic approach to training his muscles.  In our training program we take the necessary time to build the correct development of the horse, even if that means taking one step back to get three steps forward.  


Dressage training

We have many training options available ranging from 45 minute lessons to a full training program.  PB Dressage base their dressage lessons on the principles of the Classical Training Pyramid: tempo & rhythm, suppleness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection.  Before moving up to the next level, each horse must demonstrate a solid foundation at their current level.  

Lunge lessons are also available and give the rider the opportunity to concentrate on their position and to develop an effective and independent seat.


COACHING

Palm Beach Dressage is happy to provide coaching to their students at horse shows, from local schooling shows to National Competitions.


RECOMMENDED READING

 

Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov

Simplicity of Dressage by Claartje van Andel, Coby van Baalen, Johann Hinnemann

Dressage in Harmony by Walter Zettl

Balance in Movement by Susanne von Dietze

Tug of War : Classical Vs Modern Dressage by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann

Principles of Riding by German National Equestrian Federation