Suppleness of the Dressage Horse and Rider

Exercises and Lecture on Suppleness

Suppleness is a fundamental piece for correct Dressage Training. In order to correctly train Dressage, the horse must be physically and mentally supple. Mental and physical suppleness go hand in hand. The more supple and relaxed the horse is physically, the more they will relax mentally and vise versa.

Is your horse tense and distracted? Do you feel that your horse is stiff and cannot bend?

If you answered "yes" to the above questions, then this workshop is for you!

This workshop includes groundwork exercises, mounted exercises, and a lecture that will give you the tools that you need to get your horse physically and mentally supple!

In my experience, I have found that tense and distracted horses benefit greatly from groundwork exercises that teach them how to physically relax and focus. The workshop also covers several mounted exercises that are wonderful to help with suppleness and the workshop includes a 60 minute zoom lecture all about suppleness!

Suppleness is essential in dressage training! Both horse AND rider must be supple, relaxed and focused!!

Hope to "see" you inside this workshop!



Your Instructor


Amelia Newcomb
Amelia Newcomb

As a dressage trainer, my goal is to make good training accessible to everyone who is interested in learning. I want to help YOU "learn to love your ride!"

~ Amelia

Amelia works to develop a trusting and confident relationship between horse and rider. Using elements from both natural horsemanship and classical dressage, Amelia creates a holistic approach to dressage training that adapts to fit the needs of each individual horse and rider. Starting with basic groundwork and progressing to the Grand Prix, Amelia emphasizes trust, understanding, and relaxation for both horse and rider.

Amelia also enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge and experience with her students. “I have been blessed with many great teachers in my career and I hope to help each and every one of my students develop a connection and solid relationship with their horses.” A passionate dressage trainer, with a goal of reaching and helping a larger number of riders than one-on-one in-person training allows, Amelia has expanded her training program to the online community.

“I see online dressage training as the future. Not everyone is lucky enough to have an amazing dressage trainer in their backyard. Amelia’s Dressage Academy provides monthly workshops and in-depth masterclasses, which can provide a map for progress in your dressage journey!”

– Amelia

Amelia Newcomb is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist, and a member of the prestigious USEF Dressage Development Program. She has trained and competed close to 50 horses in almost 500 competitions, and has trained several horses that she started as youngsters all the way up to the Grand Prix. Amelia hopes one day to compete internationally and to represent the United States at the Olympics.

Amelia Newcomb Dressage is based in Somis, California, where Amelia offers complete and correct dressage training from breaking the young horse through the FEI level.


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Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to the workshops?
You will have unlimited access to the workshop! Once you purchase the workshop, you can go back and revisit the content at any time!!
What if I am unhappy with the lecture or I miss the zoom call?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the workshop, contact us in the first 15 days and we will give you a full refund.
What if I am a beginner rider just starting out?
These workshops are designed for riders and trainers of all levels. Whether you are just starting out or riding FEI, the workshops will give you specific exercises to practice and teach you the theory of dressage.

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