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"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

"You can select a gymnastic training pattern that involves circles, rectangles, squares, triangles, ovals, or serpentines, or a combination of several figures, and ride it slowly at the walk first to show the horse the new task." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"You can select a gymnastic training pattern that involves circles, rectangles, squares, triangles, ovals, or serpentines, or a combination of several figures, and ride it slowly at the walk first to show the horse the new task." - 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

"The more exercise patterns you know, the larger your exercise library, the more flexible and creative your training will become, the more your training will progress, and the happier and more fulfilled you and your horse will be in the work." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"The more exercise patterns you know, the larger your exercise library, the more flexible and creative your training will become, the more your training will progress, and the happier and more fulfilled you and your horse will be in the work." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The horse must feel safe and secure with the rider, who, in turn, must not exploit the horse’s good nature and talent.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The horse must feel safe and secure with the rider, who, in turn, must not exploit the horse’s good nature and talent.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"There is no general recipe or universal formula that fits all horses." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"There is no general recipe or universal formula that fits all horses." - Thomas Ritter 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 movements of the human should be flowing, quiet, and harmonious, whether on the ground, or in the saddle.”  - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The movements of the human should be flowing, quiet, and harmonious, whether on the ground, or in the saddle.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

After each good ride, there will be a bad one. After each bad ride, there will be a good one sooner or later. - Thomas Ritter  Have you joined our newsletter? http://eepurl.com/bYdIm5

After each good ride, there will be a bad one. After each bad ride, there will be a good one sooner or later. - Thomas Ritter Have you joined our newsletter? http://eepurl.com/bYdIm5

"When we show up honestly and authentically and vulnerably every day for this journey, it will transform us - not just as riders, but also as human beings." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"When we show up honestly and authentically and vulnerably every day for this journey, it will transform us - not just as riders, but also as human beings." - Shana Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Try to break complex tasks down into smaller intermediary steps. If the horse struggles with one particular step, try to break it down into even smaller steps, if possible." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Try to break complex tasks down into smaller intermediary steps. If the horse struggles with one particular step, try to break it down into even smaller steps, if possible." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Try to become aware of all the rules that you have always taken for granted without ever thinking about them or questioning them - and test them with all the horses you ride. You will often be amazed at the results." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

"Try to become aware of all the rules that you have always taken for granted without ever thinking about them or questioning them - and test them with all the horses you ride. You will often be amazed at the results." - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“Trust and respect are two sides of the same coin, without which a high standard of riding is unattainable.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“Trust and respect are two sides of the same coin, without which a high standard of riding is unattainable.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“This is a lifelong process which never ends. Nobody can ever achieve perfection in it.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“This is a lifelong process which never ends. Nobody can ever achieve perfection in it.” - Thomas Ritter artisticdressage.com

“The horse has to see the human as a trustworthy leader whom it can follow with a clear conscience, without having to worry about suffering harm.” - Thomas Ritter www.artisticdressage.com

“The horse has to see the human as a trustworthy leader whom it can follow with a clear conscience, without having to worry about suffering harm.” - Thomas Ritter www.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