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Simplification is the key to success! The more technical you make horse training, the longer it takes to see results. If the handler does not get it, the horse will not get it. Western Dressage University has carefully simplified dressage training so any person or horse will understand the method of dressage.  Western Dressage University is a progressive innovator. We have spent a considerable amount of time and energy to carefully simplify many of the Classical traditions without minimizing the value. It is imperative to train our equine partners without technical confusion. With innovation comes new approaches, ideas, and concepts. WDU was not developed solely just on Classical principles alone, but balances and incorporates both western and classical ideas, concepts, and principles. We hope you enjoy this new progressive approach to equine development know as Western Dressage. ...
Carolyn Eddy has been training horses for almost 40 years, starting in Western and later studying classical dressage and applying it to horses being trained in many disciplines. Her personal journey began with a Monte Foreman system apprenticeship in 1977 where after a few years she had more questions than the system had answers. Much of the Western training at the time was a “rough stock” approach to breaking and training where you had to be tougher and quicker than the horse, rather than smarter.In the early 80”s she met Donna Longacre an “R” rated international Dressage judge and Linda Tellington-Jones, internationally known for her development of the TTOUCH method and her work with horses and exotic animals. Her imagination was sparked at the idea of being able to take training to another level. The animals she saw that were trained with these methods were taught to think and participate...
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