Cowboy Dressage Clinic with Dave Ellis
Cowboy Dressage, Western Dressage, and Working Equitation are all just a little bit different. Their goals are very similar: have your horse negotiate a course using basic horsemanship maneuvers. The scoring is based on your smoothness and accuracy in cueing your horse.
We had an opportunity to experience an “Introductory Cowboy Dressage” Clinic at a local stable here in Bakersfield, Rancho Rio Equestrian Center. The instructor is a 6-Star Certified Parelli instructor by the name of Dave Ellis. The clinic was limited to 10 horse and rider teams and Ranae and I had the opportunity to audit the clinic. We got to watch as Dave Ellis described the maneuvers then help the participants negotiate the course.
In between sessions, we had an opportunity to chat with Dave and get the history of Cowboy Dressage and its founder, Eitan Beth-Halachmy.
Links for Cowboy Dressage
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