Put it to the test

Posted in Flatwork

Struggle learning dressage tests? Check out PONY's quick tips here!

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Learn it!
Fear the dreaded test mind-blank no more!

1. Pattern matters
If you learn the test only using the letter markers, you could be more likely to forget it. Learn the whole pattern so you get used to the way it flows. Don’t ignore the markers, but don’t rely on them either.

2. Mirror mirror
It can be helpful to remember that most tests mirror themselves. For example, if you need to perform a 20-metre circle and a serpentine on one rein, the chances are you will have to do the same on the other rein.

3. Be a pony!
To learn it even better, why not put it into practice? Mark out a mini version of an arena, and run through your test on foot! 

 

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