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Cowboy Dressage USU Students Only
Sat, April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT
Cowboy Dressage maneuvers originate from moves a working western horse must use in performing its duties. Precision, Balance, Cadence, Carriage, Control, and Performance is of substantial importance but Harmony, Soft Feel and Partnership is the goal of Cowboy Dressage. Soft feel is the guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage. It is a wordless, intimate communication within the partnership between horse and rider. Soft feel is not only sending messages but having the sensitivity and awareness to feel the message the horse sends back. The timing and use of the release, relaxation, preparation and execution are the basic fundamentals of soft feel. Cowboy Dressage is for every horse and every person, it truly represents the freedom by the western rider, exemplifying the spirit of the American Cowboy.