Dressage and Equine Resources to Beat the Boredom

10 Free Online Learning Opportunities to Beat the Boredom

The current COVID-19 pandemic and related stay-at-home orders have impacted every aspect of our lives. With shows and clinics canceled and some barns closed, you might find yourself with a bit of spare time. Don’t let that stop you from learning! Here are 10 online horse-related and dressage resources to help ease the boredom: 

  1. Watch Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro’s World Record Breaking Freestyle test at London Olympia from 2014.
  2. Revisit Lendon Gray riding Seldom Seen in his 1987 retirement ceremony at Dressage at Devon.
  3. Learn about how the horse’s hoof responds to its environment in “Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot” by Dr. Debra Taylor
  4. Learn how to ride three dressage shapes from EventionTV.
  5. Catherine Haddad teacher our ODS Trainers’ Symposium. In this short video, discover one of her go-to advanced lessons.
  6. Watch Lilo Fore teaching the canter pirouette at the 2017 FEI- Level Trainers Conference from USDF.
  7. Read “The Secrets of the Half-Halt with Conrad Schumacher.”
  8. Make sure your horse is a healthy weight by using the Henneke Horse Body Condition Scoring method, presented by SmartPak.
  9. Try adding stretching to your horse’s routine with this guide, “Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses.”
  10. Use your membership to access the USDF Education Library.

Do you have a favorite online resource? Share it with us at odsinfo@oregondressage.com.

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