Horsemanship in Dressage: It is about the partnership, not the ribbons - a guest post by Dressage Hafl on beingwithorses.blogspot.com!

I am proud that there was another guest blog published, this time on Being with horses - communication and horsemanship!

Thanks for the possibility to give my viewpoint on horsemanship and dressage:

Horsemanship in Dressage: It is about the partnership, not the ribbons - a guest post by Dressage Hafl

I believe that competition riding has to be founded upon the health and happiness of the horse. This is very important. If we establish that as the first condition, then the sport of horses can offer a lot to people because it develops a relationship between horses and people.
- Klaus Balkenhol

Do you think that dressage and horsemanship are like fire and ice? That dressage divas rather use white wraps than orange sticks? That leather halters with skin sheep are preferred over rope halters? For me as maybe not the typical stereotype dressage rider, it is a matter of definition. It might be true that many summarize carrot sticks, the horse whisperer (thanks Hollywood) and working with lead ropes and rope halters under the synonym “horsemanship”, but in reality, horsemanship is way more than this - at least to me.
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Thanks again, Nadja!

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