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Alex Gingell Dressage Tips

Transition from ‘Free walk’ to Medium walk.

Transition from ‘Free walk’ to Medium walk.

If you're riding a TB that's fit and ready to kick off then this is a HARD movement!

Riding \'VP 1/2 circle right\'

Riding 'VP 1/2 circle right'

This was the most common accuracy error in Novice 23 yesterday...

Elasticity to the contact – hmmmmmmm

Elasticity to the contact – hmmmmmmm

Here's a pic of me riding a 5year old a few years back that perhaps isn't perfect, but well on it's way to the high [...]

1st movement error calamity!

1st movement error calamity!

Ever forgotten to halt on your entry up the centre line?? Or perhaps halted at X when you’re not supposed to??

BE 95 movements 8 and 9

BE 95 movements 8 and 9

This is such a common error...

Is your horse\'s frame allowed to be a little too long in a test?

Is your horse's frame allowed to be a little too long in a test?

I seem to be writing this at the bottom of quite a few tests recently.

Hind leg angle needs to be the same as the front leg angle.

Hind leg angle needs to be the same as the front leg angle.

The angle of the front and hind legs needs to be parallel.

Using \'Soft Eyes\' is a technique that will undoubtedly improve your riding AND your marks!!

Using 'Soft Eyes' is a technique that will undoubtedly improve your riding AND your marks!!

Sally Swift explains it brilliantly here in her book 'Centred Riding'.

A helpful tip on riding loops.

A helpful tip on riding loops.

This makes loops riding easier.

Improve your centre line marks.

Improve your centre line marks.

It's so simple, but not many people actually take the time to get it right.

Deep corners

Deep corners

Get used to riding deep corners when you school!!

Anticipating!!

Anticipating!!

Alex's Dressage Tips

On The Bit

On The Bit

Alex's Dressage Tips

To Sit or Rise?

To Sit or Rise?

A horse working over its back is what we are wanting to all strive for.

Dressage Goal Setting!!

Dressage Goal Setting!!

Alex's Dressage Tips

Riding Loops (5m and 10m) In Trot

Riding Loops (5m and 10m) In Trot

Alex's Dressage Tips

HXF Change the rein in trot showing a few medium strides

HXF Change the rein in trot showing a few medium strides

In this movement you have the opportunity to show us that your horse can be elastic to your aids by lengthening his [...]

Are your reins too long in a test?

Are your reins too long in a test?

‘Offer the queen an asparagus sandwich on a silver tray’

Riding corners!!

Riding corners!!

How many corners are there in your next test?

Can you get more Elevation / Cadence – Improve Paces mark??

Can you get more Elevation / Cadence – Improve Paces mark??

THERE ARE things that you can do to improve your horse’s elevation / cadence and get higher marks for paces

Riding a 15m circle at C

Riding a 15m circle at C

I love to see all the things we like to see in a trot or canter (roundness, connection, suppleness, engagement etc) [...]

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"Riding Feel"

Alex's Dressage Tips

C Working canter right 20m circle, MBF Working canter, F Working trot

C Working canter right 20m circle, MBF Working canter, F Working trot

Not enough people concentrate sufficiently on the quality of canter, so this is something that will help you pull u [...]

KXM                               Change rein working canter  Between X and M        Working trot

KXM Change rein working canter Between X and M Working trot

This is a very common movement in tests and looks so easy and simple. It is easy to do badly, not quite so easy to [...]

Gathering up after the free walk to medium walk

Gathering up after the free walk to medium walk

This is easy on some horses and REALLY tricky on others.

Tip for Medium Trot

Tip for Medium Trot

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The Halt

The Halt

Alex's Dressage Tips

Whips and Spurs!!

Whips and Spurs!!

Alex's Dressage Tips

Give and Re-Take Reins

Give and Re-Take Reins

Alex's Dressge Tip Series

Overcoming Nerves!

Overcoming Nerves!

99% of dressage competitors can relate to this...

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