I had a wonderful day today at the Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass held at the Caledon Equestrian Park. For those of you not familiar with dressage Charlotte Dujardin is a triple gold medalist at the London 2012 Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics. She holds all three Dressage World Records, with her horse Valegro, who is now retired.
I don’t think you need my interpretation of the riders and horses that took part in the Masterclass. I will let Charlotte speak for herself, The morning started with two four year old horses,who came in together, as this gives the young horses confidence.
Here are Charlotte’s words of wisdom.
Start with the trot. For a four year old I would do 20 minutes and then they start to tire. You want to keep them interested and keen. You have to give them confidence and balance.
Do lots of circles with the young…
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