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The Rider's Role in Self-Carriage
Lendon Gray explains how the use of passive aids can improve a... read more


Touring Wellington's Top Dressage Barns
Take an inside look into Florida's top dressage barns with the... read more


The Rider's Role in Self-Carriage
Lendon Gray explains how the use of passive aids can improve a... read more

Horse Care

Senior Horse Weight Maintenance
Special considerations for the senior dressage horse read more


Refining Dressage Skills in Germany

My First German Show!

by Annie Morris
Yesterday, I rode in my first show in Germany with two horses. Brioni is a green, 7-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by a nice young lady named Pauline. ...Read More

Margaret Freeman

Open Gate, No Problem?

by Margaret Freeman
When I’m riding in our covered arena by myself I always leave the gate open. It’s some distance from the ring to the barn, and a rider in the ring can’t be clearly seen. I figure if I somehow hit the sand and get hurt, my horse will go back to the barn and tell someone. I know of a couple instances where unconscious riders were tended to quickly because their horses returned to the barn alone....Read More

Remember To Smile

Lucky Me!

by Pam Stone
So, while Forrest continues his rehab, lucky me, I was able to audit FEI competitor and judge, Jennifer Roth’s, annual clinic featuring Andreas Hausberger! What a treat to drive 20 minutes to Kemper Penney’s Pennwood Farm and sit mesmerized as I watched the Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School (and active coach of many internationally competing riders) apply his impeccable timing as he worked ...Read More

Refining Dressage Skills in Germany

From OK to Amazing!

by Annie Morris
This week I had the best feeling in my seat while riding. Judy gave me a lesson about keeping the inside shoulder blade back during the turns. Of course I knew I was supposed to be doing this, but she had me exaggerate it. I could finally feel the inside hip really open up and deepen into the horse. ...Read More

Article Archives

A surprising clue to saddle fit

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM

Sweat patterns can indicate poor saddle fit long before rubs or soreness occurs. Read More

Are ear plaques better left alone?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM

Efforts to remove these wart-like growths are likely to do more harm than good. Read More

The Barbell Squat for Riders

by Emma Miller

Ah, the squat. I have a love/hate relationship with these. Often called the “king” of all compound/leg exercises, I have found them to be one of my greatest challenges in lifting, but also... Read More

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