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Rev Up Your Dressage Scores
ES 341

ELECTIVE




Instructor: Cathy Hanson


SYLLABUS

COURSE OVERVIEW:
         Anyone who rides competitively wants to improve….not just to win, but to monitor their own progress.  It feels good to know that you've done well; it feels great to believe you are getting even better.

        You can work harder, ride more, train longer….but sometimes getting better only means you have to be "smarter."  Rev-Up Your Dressage Scores is a course which provides some "insider insights" to how you can improve by knowing more, not working harder or training longer.

        Cathy Hanson, instructor for
Dressage: Foundation for All Riding Disciplines, tells you that to Rev-Up Your Dressage Scores you need to know what to do, when to do it, how to present it, and why you are going to be perceived as a more accomplished dressage rider. 

       
Course Outline:

         1.What Judges Want to See
                 Technical Precision
                 Classical Dressage Training
                 Classical Riding
                 Presentation

         2.Placement in the Ring
                Arena Dimensions
                Preparation
                Visualization
                Precision
                Practice

        3.The "How-To" of Straightness 
                Importance of Straightness
                Circle and Bending Into Straightness

        4.Movement of the Horse
                Understanding the Meanings of the Movements
                Knowing Equine Biomechanics
                The Correct Use of Your Aids
                Consistency

        5.Common Faults and Fixes
                How to Correct Common Mistakes
                Tips from Top Competitors



      
TEXTBOOKS:
       There is are no required textbooks for this course.



TIMEFRAME:
        There is no completion deadline for the course.  The student works at his or her own pace.  The student will not be "locked-out". 
     

GRADING: 
         The grading scale for this course is as follows:
                 90-100%  =    A
                 80-89%    =    B
                 70-79%    =    C
                 Below 70%     Fail


COMMUNICATION: 
        You are strongly encouraged to communicate via email with the instructor. Ms. Hanson is available as an instructor and mentor to assist you in meeting your goals for this course.  If at any time during this course you change your email address, please be sure to notify the instructor and office right away.
        Do not use text messaging shorthand or acronyms when communicating with the instructor.
        Please include full name and address in all correspondence.  


WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS:
        Many lessons require written assignments or essays.  They should be submitted as an attachment to an email using Word or a similar word processing software.
        Please be sure to include full name and email address on all documents - not just in the email message. 
        Proper grammar and spelling will be graded.
        Do not use text messaging shorthand or acronyms - this is college level work.



MISCELLANEOUS:
        Access to a horse is required.
        The ability to make videos, take pictures and submit them to the instructor is required.
        All assignments and quizzes must be completed.



     
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