Woodside is Horse Country

Dressage

Dressage is a path and destination of competitive horse training, with competitions held at all levels from amateur to the Olympics. Its fundamental purpose is to develop, through standardized progressive training methods, a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform, thereby maximizing its potential as a riding horse. At the peak of a dressage horse's gymnastic development, it can smoothly respond to a skilled rider's minimal aids by performing the requested movement while remaining relaxed and appearing effortless.

Although the discipline has ancient roots, dressage was first recognized as an important equestrian pursuit in the West during the Renaissance. The great European riding masters of that period developed a sequential training system that has changed little since then. Classical dressage is still considered the basis of trained modern dressage.

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WHOA! Sponsor Pinup

arrow.jpgWHOA!'s pinup of the year, head trainer Daniel Zilla and Conti, one of the Holsteiner breeding stallions of Branscomb Farm.  On 74 coastal acres near Woodside, Branscomb Farm offers pasture-raised and carefully started young horses of the finest German bloodlines as well as young horse training, boarding and equine repro services.

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Many boarding opportunities exist, ranging from small private facilities to larger and public options.

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