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The Art of Dressage

ravenslightRavenslight on 11/15/2006

Trivia Quiz This quiz is an overview of the history of dressage. I hope you enjoy. I have long since been a fan of classical dressage. I had an instructor trained by one of the german classical greats. He was a German trainer who thought that modern showing would destroy the relationship between rider and horse. Wolfgang Niggli, in his most recent work describes each test, the riders and event for each year since Dressage was included in the Olympics.I did not specifically consult any work for this quiz, but with that said, I have read all of Sylvia Loch's work ,de Kunffy's work, Nuno Olivero, Klimke, Podhasky,Mueseler as well as several others. Please know that I have lived and breathed classical dressage since I was 11 years old. I was showing hunter and equitation up until then. I was exposed to a classical dressage instructor at my US Pony Club rallies. I then began to ride "lead" in very classical menage classes for this instructor, two a day for 4-6 days a week until I turned 18 years old. I am also the person who sat down and read Gone with the Wind when I was 12 years old overnight, taking about nine hours. I have read every horse book, dressage, classical dressage, longing, training, hunter, jumper, western, training and care. I have read and re-read every single horse book from the time I received them to today. I sat down last night after starting this quiz and re-read the book," The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse." I subscribe to six horse magazine, QH Joournal, The Arabian Horse magazine, Dressage Today, Equus, and Blood Horse. I have over 3000 magazines in my library that are boxed. I have over 200 horse books, all of which I have read more than once. I may not know much about many things, but horses, I am very, very familiar with. I got my first horse, an off the track TB, when I was 12 years old. The horse went on to be Prelim and Regional and National 3-day event horse for Jim Graham. I have shown pony hunters, children's hunters, equitation, jumper, training- second level dressage, schooled my horses through fourth level and been blessed to take lessons on a few school masters. I have also evented through Training level, schooling through Prelim ( but alas I am a coward when it comes to eventing at any higher level). I have been fortunate enough to show and clinic under Maj. Gen Jonathon Burton when I was very young. I have ridden with Vanessa Vaile, Jim Graham, Courtney Ramsey, Maj. Beale, Sherry Ardnt, Paul Kauthen,Laurena Bell, and Lynn Rosenfield. I have been blessed to have had extraordinary riding instruction throughout my life. I started as an assistant instructor by the time I was sixteen years old and taught professionally until I turned 30 years old. I require my students to not only ride and care for their horses, but to read. I never assign reading without re-reading it myself. I can answer questions about any part of classical dressage riding, from what it is, who started it, etc. I skipped huge chunks of the history because, it is just too large. You can not study classical dressage and not know the history. I have also been blessed to have ride in clinics or audit George Morris, Michael Matz, Bruce Davidson, de Kunffy, Hilda Gurney, Robin Bruckman and many others.

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Cejayreid  (Level: 1.0)
Tue, 10th Feb '09 11:06 PM

Good questions. C

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