Dressage for ADHD Event Horses
Olympic event riders Kelly Plitz and Ian Roberts and their son, Waylon Roberts, have ridden their share of 'Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder' horses during dressage. Here are their tips for dealing with them. AT-HOME EXERCISES Waylon: I have exercises that I do all the time at home so my horses become so comfortable with them they know exactly what it is they are going to do with no surprises. I take that to shows and apply the same exercises, so it feels like home. I want the horses so tuned into me that the surroundings make little difference. Exercise 1: Start by riding shallow serpentines at the walk along the long sides of the arena. This exercise is very slow and simple, yet effective. To go left, your left leg goes forward, your right leg goes back. To go right, your right leg goes forward, the left goes back. The…
Subscription Upgrade RequiredUpgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.
Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.
First time logging in?
Not a subscriber yet?
Click here to see our print and digital subscription offers that include full access to all Horse-Canada.com articles.
Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com
Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all Horse-Canada.com articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.
Get full access to Horse-Canada.com including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
copyright © horse-canada.com 2014