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Beauty Is As Beauty Does in Dressage Horses, Part 2
In the breed-show arena, judges are always searching for young,... read more


A Horse Lover's Dream Trip to Europe
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Go behind the scenes with the Editorial staff of Dressage Today. In the office, around the barn and at home. read more


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Warmer Days

by Jennifer Mellace
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Margaret Freeman

No Billboards on Our Horses

by Margaret Freeman
This year’s forum for USEF judges was held last week in Florida, and it started with a review of rules. The rule that caused heated discussion among the judges involved logos on saddle pads. Yes, this is a rule that has been around for several years, but it is mostly misunderstood by riders and often just plain ignored. However, judges are now being asked to take note of it. Many judges are balki...Read More

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Out and About

by Pam Stone
And just like that, the winter seems to have disappeared, spring bulbs are exploding, I'm back to shirt sleeves and trying not to think about the traditional freeze we experience before Easter! I......Read More

Debra Reinhardt

Clinic with Jenny Susser and Linda Parelli

by Debra Reinhardt
Here it is in the middle of March with only a few weeks left in paradise. I mentioned before that there are many educational opportunities to take advantage of. Besides watching riding (which I have......Read More

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Improve Balance and Leg Position on Your Dressage Horse

by Suzanne von Dietze

To improve balance and leg position, work without stirrups. In walk then sitting trot, move your upper body forward and backward, rocking over your seat bones. You will feel the connection and influence the upper body has on leg position. The further back the upper body, the more the knees want to come up. The further forward, the more you sit on the inside of your thighs without weight on your se Read More

Beauty Is As Beauty Does in Dressage Horses, Part 2

In the breed-show arena, judges are always searching for young, athletic performance horses and breeding stock that will serve the sport of dressage better and better. The discovery of new youngsters is exciting for the judges. Last month’s article focused primarily on the conformation portion of the class and this month we look at the horses in motion. Read More

Become a dressage-test reader extraordinaire

by Susan Lang

At some point in your dressage rider’s career, you will be asked to call a test for a fellow rider who is ready to go down centerline at a show. As a USEF “r” dressage technical delegate and USDF “L” Education Program graduate, I have seen my share of dressage tests read. Based on experience, I can tell you that if you are not already an accomplished test reader, a few pointers can make the experi Read More

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