Good horsemanship starts early with NAWD Pre-Intro Leadline Western Dressage!
Scientific studies show that children's brains absorb information at the fastest rate under the age of 10. Here at NAWD, we are dedicated to teaching good horsemanship skills at an early age!
Age Requirements: The suggested age for this class is 3-10 as of Jan 1 of the current season. Other ages may participate but will not receive prizes.
Participants receive scores to measure their progress and a participation prize but there will be no placings in this class.
NAWD Pre Intro Test 1 - walk only
NAWD Pre Intro Test 2-walk & jog/trot
NAWD Pre Intro Test 3 - walk & jog/trot
Pre-Intro (Leadline) Dressage and Western Dressage
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During the Pre-Intro Leadline tests, an assistant holds a lead rope and stays with the rider, but we want to
see that the rider is making an effort to be in control and use the appropriate aids to guide the horse through a series of elements that you would typically see in a dressage test.
We encourage the assistant to coach the rider as they go through the test.