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Release Rider Tension
Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Jennifer Moore... read more


Hope for Harmony
One rider accomplished her lifelong goal despite a turbulent... read more

Work and Play at Dressage Today

Go behind the scenes with the Editorial staff of Dressage Today. In the office, around the barn and at home. read more


Create an Open "Backline"
Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Wendy Satara at... read more

Health & Fitness

Prevent Fetlock Injury
What is the most effective way to prevent injury in dressage... read more

Dressage Today Reader's Report

Dressage Today readers share their riding experiences, event information and more. read more


Remember To Smile

​Suppling by Savoie!​

by Pam Stone
Jane Savoie is a tremendously helpful member of Team Forrest as my "video eyes" on the ground. I send her clips and photos and she sends me back the feedback I need to work through the challenges that arise as I continue to school my redhead....Read More

Margaret Freeman

Glove Choice: It’s Black and White

by Margaret Freeman
Come on, people. All the judges out there have heard the same thing. Thus, wearing black gloves is like shouting to the judge to laser beam the rider’s hands. Besides, the judge is focused on that rider and horse for five whole minutes. If there are any serious concerns about the hands, the judge can’t help but notice, no matter the color of the gloves. ...Read More

Margaret Freeman

Helmet Maneuvers

by Margaret Freeman
I had an interesting experience this weekend while judging a show in the Midwest. A young lady I’d already seen a couple of times that weekend was riding a First Level test on a Quarter Horse. The horse had appeared very steady and reliable, but in the middle of the canter lengthening in this last test he suddenly put on a rodeo display that would have launched any experienced rider. ...Read More

Margaret Freeman

Freestyles 101

by Margaret Freeman
My Rule #1 about freestyles: They take a long time to pull together. You don’t enter the competition first and then start thinking about the actual freestyle. ...Read More

Article Archives

Create an Open "Backline"

by Susanne von Dietze

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Wendy Satara at First Level 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

Release Rider Tension

by Susanne von Dietze

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Jennifer Moore at First Level. Read More

Prevent Fetlock Injury

by Barb Crabbe, DVM

What is the most effective way to prevent injury in dressage horses whose fetlocks tend to drop low or who exhibit excessive stretch? Read More

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