Find expert advice from top dressage riders here. Take a look at our how-to articles to get the most out of your time in the ring. Whether you want to improve your sitting trot, ride a better leg yield or brush up on FEI movements, check out our step-by-step guides for dressage riders of all levels.

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Fourth Level

Tips to Fix a Crooked Rein-Back

Check out this training advice from dressage professional Linda Schultz

Instruction

Training Tips to Correct a Horse Who Gets Too Strong In Canter

Elizabeth Madlener explains how address this issue

Instruction

Refine Horse and Rider Balance to Correctly Channel Energy

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Second-Level combination and suggests exercises to improve balance and prevent leaning.

First Level

10 Tips for Better Dressage Trot Lengthenings

Advice on how to ride an essential dressage training tool: the trot lengthening.

FEI

George Williams: How Horses’ Hind Legs Work

A horse's hind legs work in three ways: thrusting power, reach and carrying power.

Instruction

Janet Foy on the 2019 Second Level Dressage Tests

An overview of the new Second Level dressage tests and a Q&A

Instruction

Six Phases of a Second Level Ride with Hilda Gurney

FEI 'I' judge Hilda Gurney explains how to pull together the more advanced Second Level dressage movements and approach Second Level schooling sessions with planning and purpose.

Instruction

Are You Ready to Move Up to Second Level?

Kate Fleming-Kuhn explains how to be sure you and your dressage horse are prepared before moving up a level.

Instruction

How Do I Ride a Clean Walk-Canter Depart on My Dressage Horse?

USEF “S” dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez offers tips on schooling a clean walk-canter depart

First Level

How to Develop Quality Downward Transitions

Lisa Pierson explains how to ride better downward transitions.

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