Another year on and Iíve finally gotten around to getting some more articles written!
All articles are written by me unless credited otherwise.
New so far, with more to come, this year are Awareness, Breathing (including Standing Meditation, Letting Go, and Gym Ball Exercises
Awareness is about exactly that; becoming much more aware of what it is that we do when we ride.
Breathing has been expanded upon, and now also includes a useful exercise called Standing Meditation which will help you to discover and get rid of your acquired imbalances.
Letting Go is an expansion of the standing meditation and how we must let go (of many things) in orderto become better riders.
The Gym Ball Exercises page only has a couple of warm-up floor exercises on it, at the moment The rider-specific ball exercises will be up asap!
Coming asap - The Gym Ball Exercises, and later Iíll be adding a section on In-Hand Work, including Flexions and work on the Long and Short Rein.
Thanks to all those readers whoíve continued to contact me with messages of support and queries about problems in their own riding. It lets me know that the effort I put into the site is appreciated and has helped many riders who are out there in a dressage wilderness or have no decent trainer within a reasonable distance.
There is much more to Classical Dressage Notebook than the articles listed on the left hand sidebar! Many pages offer links to articles buried deeper within the site, which you can now find with the new Full Site Index page. All articles are listed alphabetically, so if you canít remember how you found it originally you can now go straight to it!
Take a good look around before you go and donít forget to bookmark!
It can be very hard to proof read your own work; you know what itís supposed to say so you read it as being written thus. Spell checkers donít pick up on words spelled correctly but used in the wrong context, so a very special Thank You goes to one of my students, Sue Fairchild, for her diligent proof-reading of the site.
Enjoy the journey!