After lots of life changes, I’m exploring what it might be like to do some dressage (both schooling and rated) with my ponies this year.
What tips and suggested reading might you offer for someone new-ish to the discipline? What organizations would you suggest joining?
I’m planning to lesson several times a month, but will not be boarding/showing with a trainer and keep and ride my ponies at home.
A little background, I was(am?) a h/j trainer that made a career change and moved the ponies home. They are both larges that I’d like to show myself, and am trying to figure out what organizations to join and where to start. I had shown some local dressage way about 10 years ago and evented a little, and scribed at a couple of local shows, but that is about the extent of my experience.
I’m already a USEF member and the ponies are both lifetime registered with USEF and welsh, and I plan to join our local dressage association, but they seem to be done for the season and won’t be picking up again until about March.