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Find Your Focus in the Dressage Show Ring
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Ride with More Alignment for Better Balance
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Mind Wellness: The Ingredients of Confidence
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Finding Balance

by Jennifer Mellace
While the balance I speak of is one of mindfulness, the balance we seek in the saddle isn’t all that different. A horse who is not ridden in balance can feel out of control or worried, which can reveal itself in him motorcycling through turns or losing his rhythm. To combat this, international dressage competitor Lauren Sammis comes to us this month with her thoughts on finding balance and symmetr...Read More


Margaret Freeman

Big and Beautiful!

by Margaret Freeman
The Budweiser Clydesdale hitch, up close and personal. Okay, so this doesn't have anything to do with dressage, but my BIG DEAL this week was the Budweiser Clydesdales. Anyone......Read More


Remember To Smile

Round and Round We Go!

by Pam Stone
I really like this first photo of Forrest...in a rising working trot, he is moving forward with energy and purpose. Looking closely I can see the contraction of his stomach muscles, lifting his back, withers, and neck. Too bad I didn't let his nose out another inch, but that's what helpful about being filmed when you ride: you can see the improvements that need to be made:...Read More


Margaret Freeman

World Cup Thoughts

by Margaret Freeman
Already in the sights for 2016? Rosamunde, just 8 years old, and Steffen Peters performed an exhibition Grand Prix Freestyle at the World Cup. No rest for the weary. The minute the......Read More


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"The Young and the Restless" Stars Discover Dressage

by Kelly Sanchez

Three actresses from "The Young and the Restless" fill their off-camera hours with horses and a passion for dressage. Read More

What You Don't Know About Barn Hygiene Could Hurt Your Horse's Performance

If Your Horse Spends Much of His Waking Time Breathing Ammonia, it Could Cost You Big Time in Competition. Read More

Mind Wellness: The Ingredients of Confidence

by Jenny Susser

Jenny Susser, PhD explains the mental components of a confident ride. Read More

Proper Foot Balance in Dressage Horses

It’s true that a properly developed digital cushion is an important element in the proper function of the hoof. It functions as a dissipater of load energies and a circulatory pump, and its volume completes the hoof’s most effective form for balanced support of the limb. Read More

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