When is a Zipper not a Zipper?


When is a zipper not a zipper? When it’s a training aid for the dressage rider!  And where did I learn this?  From my Florida coach Lou Denizard! If you follow this blog you will have already learned that Lou is always coming up with “outside of the box” training ideas.  So here is the zipper.

We have had some quite cool weather in Florida this winter and I have been able to wear a nice fleece lined vest that fastens in front with a white zipper. Lou caught on to the white zipper the first time I wore the vest. In dressage arenas there are always mirrors at one end of the arena so you can see yourself and your horse as you ride toward the mirrors.

“Look at your white zipper,” Lou said. ” You have to keep that zipper straight!” I was surprised to find how often…

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