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Classical Training Exercises with Jec Aristotle Ballou
Jec Aristotle Ballou, author of the best-selling book 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider, will be presenting at Horse Council BC’s 2016 Horse Sport Symposium, February 6 to 7, 2016. The event, held at the indoor ring of Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC, will offer riders and spectators an opportunity to learn first-hand from Ballou on a host of topics, including:
Conditioning through downtime: calisthenics
Exercises to create adjustability
Exercises to create looseness
Rider refinement exercises
Introduction to Western dressage
Developing contact & “feel”
Exercises for symmetry & straightness
Exercises to create maneuverability
Improving the lope
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Ballou has trained and competed through the FEI levels, but has also competed in long distance trail riding, Ride & Tie, breed shows, and almost everything in between. She won three consecutive East Coast championships in distance riding, becoming the youngest rider in history to win the prestigious Vermont 100 Mile Competition. A proponent of interdisciplinary study, she serves as an advisor to the Western Dressage Association of America...
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