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Opening the Hip and Lengthening the Leg

Susanne von Dietze evaluates a Second Level pair.

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How Ground Poles Promote “Positive Tension”

An excerpt from "Pole Work for Dressage Riders" by Ann Katrin Querbach.



10-Meter Makeover

Build strength and suppleness with a simple exercise.

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Training Youngsters to Grand Prix

Dressage rider Alice Tarjan is successfully training young horses up the levels with a focus on understanding each individual horse’s needs.



Gradually Build the Trot Extension

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze recommends an exercise to improve balance and self-carriage in the extended trot.


8 Shoulder-In Problems and Solutions

An excerpt from "Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse" by 5* Dressage Judge Janet Foy.



How do I Shorten My Reins Smoothly After a Stretch?

Grand prix dressage rider Jaralyn Gibson shares how to properly readjust the reins after a stretch.


Steffen Peters – Words of Wisdom

Hear tips from Olympic silver medalist Steffen Peters

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Secure the Seat for Better Balance

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze offers an effective tool to help a rider improve her balance.


Connecting the Seat in Canter

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze explains how to understand and feel the connection of sitting deeper.

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