The symposium is a fabulous way to immerse oneself in the teachings of Classical Equitation. This is an opportunity to watch Cody Harrison teach private lessons twice daily, watch Cody work horses, observe other students’ lessons, and have all your questions answered. There will be four riders on horses at various levels of training. Breeds will include Lusitano, PRE, Thoroughbred, Morgan, and Quarter Horse. See how this beautiful training style blends wonderfully with any task you have in mind for your horse. The symposium weekend includes daily lectures and planned lessons for the auditors’ learning experience. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about each rider’s session. Cody will…
Western Dressage integrates the historically validated principles of dressage with the best of western stock horse tradition. It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the western horse and rider in traditional stock tack with the purpose of enjoying a safe, pleasurable, versatile, and useful working horse. The hallmarks of the Western Dressage Horse are usefulness, rideability, willingness, safety, pure gaits, lightness, calmness, and steadiness. A Western Dressage Rider should be attentive and tactful. They should use clear, effective, subtle aids coupled with a confident seat and light, responsive hands in communication with their horse.