How Do I Stay Positive If Training Goes Badly? – Dressage Mastery TV Ep178

Welcome to this weeks lesson! Today Natasha talks about staying positive when your training sessions are going ‘badly’!!

You’ll love all the learnings from this video. It’s a great lesson! And make sure you check out the bloopers at the end for a bit of a laugh!

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21 Responses

  1. Jazzy
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    Hey! I love watching your videos and they have helped me improve on so so so much! I was wondering if you had any advice for training a horse to accept the outside rein? The horse I ride doesn't accept the outside rein, she moves to the outside and flexes to the outside and I'm not sure what to do!

  2. Emma Carter
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    how can i stay balanced in canter i ceep fallig to the side x?

  3. Nerderer Looloo
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    have you got any tips for calming down a young horse? My horse is constantly just running away with me xD when i ask her for trot, she quickly jumps into a really fast trot, and when i ask for canter she gallops away x3 just want her to calm and slow down xx

  4. Traumtänzerin #☆★☆
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    One Question: How long have you been riding Natasha?

  5. Traumtänzerin #☆★☆
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    Thank you :]

  6. mf.eventing
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    Hi Tash!! Could you make a video about lateral movements? Traver, Renver, hunches in, shoulder in, leg yield, half pass. I get so confused about which movement is supposed to have the horse bending which way!!

  7. adam delahanty
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    Hi What stretches and exercise that could help me to better when I have no stirrups

  8. Louise Chaplin United1Photography
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    Your video is really helpful, i can apply to be positive in riding when competing at shows and training. I'm very good at being negative after a bad day etc. This video is Great! Thank you 🙂

  9. Kirsty Roberts
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    Tips on how to keep lower leg still please

  10. Viclia
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    How do you stay in balanced when jumping? 🙂

  11. Steph
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    I so needed this. Many times I've had a bad ride, from making no progress and I've let it ruin my day, BUT NO MORE!

    What I love about these videos is that they are so helpful in all aspects of riding, beginning of this year, my mare consistently cantered on the wrong lead, but from watching these videos, we're getting the correct canter leads and one figures of eight! We are now working on our extended canter. She has come on leaps and bounds and it's simply me, her and these videos (no instructor (yet)). Thank you Tash!

  12. Anastasia Papazaxaria
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    I needed that video!Thanks!

  13. Jack Ervin
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    Natasha is Gretchen a mare?

  14. Dawn & Samantha the awsome team Star stable
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    Can you do a video on how to stay calm if the horse will not slow down or keep speeding up? And how to handle it? Thanks
    Edit: Maybe you could do it for fearless Friday.

  15. Natasha Theriault
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    I love your quote wall above your mirrors!

  16. kameela rajendran
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    Hey I'm kameela from Singapore and right after I started my cantering whenever I do rising trot my legs keep moving backwards when I sit….it's frustrating because I try to keep my legs straight and forward but they keep coming backwards and affects my posture…any advice?

  17. Sara Olds
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    Natasha, I nearly fell over I was laughing so hard today watching this episode. I'm just starting to learn shoulder in and it was EXACTLY what I needed to hear!! Thanks!

  18. Wendy
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    Natasha, this video was AWESOME! And it applies to so much more than just riding. I know that you've said these things in many other videos before, but the message really resonated here. Thanks!

  19. Syd the Marshmallow
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    Thanks! This was really helpful!

  20. Katherine
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    Gretchen's coat looks so beautiful. Love the high shine! What do you feed your horses are far as grain?

  21. mf.eventing
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    Love you tash!! Your read my mind❤️❤️

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