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  1. 1. Step by Step by the US Pony Club, And Polly Foxx
  2. 2. What’s Inside Step by Step created by the US Pony Club Quick peek @ some tests Where on the web Fini HOME
  3. 3. Ring Design
  4. 4. Step One  You need to choose a location for your dressage arena. You will need an area that is no smaller then 40 x 20 meters (131.23 ft. x 65.616 ft the size of a small dressage arena) and no larger then 60 x 20 meters (196.850 ft. x 65.616 ft. the standard size of a dressage arena). The area you choose should have good footing and be well drained.
  5. 5. Step Two  Once you have chosen a place to set up your dressage arena you will need to clearly mark the arena's perimeters. There are several dressage arena kits available in catalogs and at tack stores that you can purchase. The problem with these kits is that they can be expensive; you have more economical choices available. If you are creating a grass arena you can use spray paint to mark your arena's perimeter. The problem with spray paint is that you will have to repaint the grass every time you cut the grass. A second option would be to use ground poles to mark your arena.
  6. 6. Step Three  Anyone who has ever ridden a dressage test knows that letters are used to mark the precise spot where a dressage move is to be executed. In order to hone your dressage moves at home you will have to create letters for your dressage arena. Once again there are several kits of dressage letters available for purchase. There are also more economical ways to mark your dressage arena. One method is to take old tires and spray paint each letter on a tire. The tires are wonderful because they won't hurt your horse if the two of you inadvertently step on the tire.
  7. 7. Step Four  You will need a way to enter your homemade dressage arena. If you have used ground poles to mark the perimeter of the dressage arena you can simply ride your horse over the ground poles to enter the arena. If you used a fence or raised chain to mark your dressage arena you will have to leave a wide enough entrance to smoothly enter the arena at a trot and canter.
  8. 8. Step Five  Now that you have built your dressage arena you will have to make sure the arena stays well maintained. Walk the arena every few weeks to make sure rodents haven't dog any holes that your dressage horse can step in. Also remove any rocks and stones that have found there way into the arena.
  9. 9. Quick Peek @ some Tests
  10. 10. Where on the Web  http://www.ehow.com/how_2250602_setup-dressage- arena-backyard.html  http://www.equiworld.net/uk/sports/dressage/arena. GIF  http://www.nancylaterdressagehorses.com/dressage.h tm  http://www.bandmvideos.co.uk/equine/equine_video _samples.php  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_2_triangles_make_a_ square_or_a_rectangle
  11. 11. Fini  Aha! A dressage ring is actually two triangles placed with their bases facing each other.  Draw a square on a sheet of paper. Draw a line diagonally from one corner to the one opposite. Cut along this line and you will have two triangles. Take them apart; if you put them together again in the right way you will have a square. Put together in different ways you can make an isosceles triangle or an equilateral parallelogram. If you do the same thing beginning with a rectangle, you will be able to reassemble the triangles to form a rectangle, isosceles triangle or a (non-equilateral) parallelogram.
  12. 12.  Aha! Three loop serpentine = three twenty meter half circles!  Aha! To find the hypotenuse of a right triangle, the square root of the sum of the squares of the shorter legs must be used. This is the formula used to find the value of c. C=√a²+b²  Letters are set 6 meters (19.8 feet) in from each corner, and then the rest are 12 meters (39.4 feet) from each other. "A" and "C" are set dead center 10 meters (33 feet). They should be set about .5m/20" back from the arena fence. "A" should be set further back to allow a horse to make a straight entry. The fence itself should be about 18" high. The judge should be 5 meters or 16 ft back from the letter.