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What to expect at a Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Clinician/Educator Pam Bowen
Topic’s covered…Communication Relaxing exercises for you and your horse. Partnership on the ground, through Natural Horsemanship, implementing cues to use in the saddle. Learning the basics of Soft feel, Soft hands. Implementing leg cues to maneuvering around the Cowboy Dressage court for true bends, and moving forehand, rib cage, and hindquarters. Shoulder in, Shoulder fore, turn on Fore hand, turn on Hauches, Hauches in, and so much more!
Riding the Challenge Court and Test patterns for all levels!
Soft Feel is the main compont of Cowboy Dressage
Soft Feel is the mission and guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage®. It is a wordless, intimate and for some a spiritual communication within the partnership between horse and rider. Soft feel is not only sending messages but having the sensitivity and awareness to feel and receive messages sent by the horse. The timing and use of the release, relaxation, preparation and execution are the fundamentals of Soft Feel.
The competitive discipline of Cowboy Dressage® uses a uniquely designed court, on which the horse and rider execute “tests” prescribed through advancing levels of difficulty. Judges score these tests based on the horse and rider’s quality of performance as they advance through these defined levels. Judges also score the horse and rider on lightness, harmony, ﬁnesse and the partnership expected as well as balance, cadence, carriage, control, and performance. ©