Wy Conformation and Movement Matter:

When Buying, Breeding or Training the Dressage Horse

8-week On-Line Program

4 Two-hour Training Modules + 2 One-hour Q&A Sessions

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introductory Module

    • An Introduction to the Course: Wy Conformation and Movement Matter When Buying, Breeding or Training a Dressage Horse

    • Survey: Who are you and why did you take this course?

    • WY Conformation and Movement Matter When Buying Breeding or Training a Dressage Horse

  • 2

    Training Module 1: Conformation Of The Dressage Horse

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Introduction

    • Conformation - The What

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Lesson 1 Skeleton.pdf

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Lesson 2 What are Plumb Lines

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Lesson 3: Balance, Foundation and Connections of the Dressage Horse

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Lesson 4 Body Parts of the Dressage Horse

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Lesson 5 Using Plumb LInes.pdf

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 1 Summary Slide

    • Quiz: Conformation of The Dressage Horse

    • Training Module 1 Conformation Assignment - Equine Skeleton - Know the Parts

    • Training Module 1 Conformation Assignment - Horse Body - Know the Parts

    • Training Module 1 Conformation Assignment - Use of Plumb Lines

  • 3

    Training Module 2: Movement Of The Dressage Horse

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 1: Introduction to Movement of the Dressage Horse

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 2: The Walk

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 3: Video Good Walks

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 4: Video Quality Walk Going Away and Toward You

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 5: Video Walk Problems

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 6: Walks in Slow Motion

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 7: The Trot

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 8: Video Trot

    • WyDA C1 Module 2 Lesson 9: Quality Trot Slow Motion

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 10: The Canter

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 11: Canter Videos

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 12: Canter in Slow motion

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 2 Lesson 13: Stella the Skeleton All Gaits Video

    • Training Module 2: Movement Quiz

    • Training Module 2: Evaluating the Walk Assignment

    • Training Module 2: Evaluating the Trot Assignment

    • Training Module 2: Evaluating the Canter Assignment

  • 4

    Question and Answer Module 1

    • Question and Answer Module 1: Introduction

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 1: Skeleton Review

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 2 Balance Foundation and Connections Review

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 3 Body Parts Review

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 4 Use Plumb Lines Review

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 5 Gaits Review

    • Question and Answer Module 1 Lesson 6 :Additional Questions

  • 5

    Training Module 3: Biomechanics of the Equine: Why the Horse Moves the Way it Moves

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 1: Introduction to Biomechanics

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 2: Biomechanics of Head and Neck

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 3: Biomechanics of Forehand.pdf

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 4: Shoulder Rotation

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 5: Biomechanics of Back and Loin

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 6: Biomechanics of the Hindquarters and Hind Legs

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 7: How and Why the Horse Moves the Way it Moves

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 8: Does Your Horse Have to be a Warmblood

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 3 Lesson 9: Conformation and Movement Faults and Their Effects on Training, Movement and Soundness

    • Training Module 3 Quiz

    • Assignment: Finding the Shoulder Rotation Point

  • 6

    Training Module 4: Training Horses with Different Conformation and Movement Effectively, Efficiently and Safely for Their Body Types

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Introduction

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 1: The Training Scale

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 2: Horse with Neck Set on High

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 3: Training Horse with Short Thick Neck Set Low in Chest

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 4: Training Big Horse with Long Thin Neck

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 5: Training Horse with Slight Straight Croup and High Neck that Lacks Definition

    • WyDA Course 1 Module 4 Lesson 6: Horse with Slightly Short Front Legs

  • 7

    Final Assignment

    • Final Assignment - Release Form

    • Final Assignment - Conformation Assessment

    • Final Assignment - Gait Analysis: Walk

    • Final Assignment - Gait Analysis: Trot

    • Final Assignment - Gait Analysis: Canter

    • Final Assignment - Training Evaluation Based Upon Conformation and Movement

  • 8

    Bonus Module: Jumpers, Eventers and Race Horses

    • Bonus Module: Jumper, Eventer and Race Horse Introductory Lesson

    • Bonus Module Lesson 1: Jumpers

    • Bonus Module Lesson 2: Eventers

    • Bonus Module Lesson 3: Race Horse