Dressage Movements

"The more tools you have in your toolbox, the more different exercises and arena patterns you know, the less likely you are to get stuck in your training." - Thomas Ritter www.artisticdressage.com

"The more tools you have in your toolbox, the more different exercises and arena patterns you know, the less likely you are to get stuck in your training." - Thomas Ritter www.artisticdressage.com

"The development of suppleness in the horse is achieved through a strategy of exercises which improve the horse's balance while simultaneously removing stiffness and resistance in the horse." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"The development of suppleness in the horse is achieved through a strategy of exercises which improve the horse's balance while simultaneously removing stiffness and resistance in the horse." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Riding exercises and patterns also has a suppling effect on the rider's body." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Riding exercises and patterns also has a suppling effect on the rider's body." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Ride the lateral movements not only on the traditional lines, but also on unusual lines like the center line, quarter lines, diagonals, curved lines, and any other line you see. This sharpens the horse's attentiveness to the aids and the rider's awareness for the horse's body alignment." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Ride the lateral movements not only on the traditional lines, but also on unusual lines like the center line, quarter lines, diagonals, curved lines, and any other line you see. This sharpens the horse's attentiveness to the aids and the rider's awareness for the horse's body alignment." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Ride the lateral movements not only on the traditional lines, but also on unusual lines like the center line, quarter lines, diagonals, curved lines, and any other line you see. This sharpens the horse's attentiveness to the aids and the rider's awareness for the horse's body alignment." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Ride the lateral movements not only on the traditional lines, but also on unusual lines like the center line, quarter lines, diagonals, curved lines, and any other line you see. This sharpens the horse's attentiveness to the aids and the rider's awareness for the horse's body alignment." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The system of equestrian art consists of the following three main components: the rider’s aids, the basic schooling patterns, and the dressage movements.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The system of equestrian art consists of the following three main components: the rider’s aids, the basic schooling patterns, and the dressage movements.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“Every interaction with the horse, every aid we apply, every exercise or movement we ride is a learning experience and makes the horse either better or worse.”  - Thomas Ritter  www.artisticdressage.com

“Every interaction with the horse, every aid we apply, every exercise or movement we ride is a learning experience and makes the horse either better or worse.” - Thomas Ritter www.artisticdressage.com

"The truth is that really learning to ride well is brutal on our egos." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"The truth is that really learning to ride well is brutal on our egos." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"The upper level movements will flow naturally from perfecting the basics." - Thomas Ritter  Have you joined our newsletter? http://eepurl.com/bYdIm5

"The upper level movements will flow naturally from perfecting the basics." - Thomas Ritter Have you joined our newsletter? http://eepurl.com/bYdIm5

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