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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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
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.
How to Motivate Low-Energy Horses
Learn how to have a more willing horse without using force.
Tips for Better Connection from Adrienne Lyle
Lyle helped a variety of horses and riders improve their connection and balance.
Managing a Less Sensitive Horse
Horsemanship, performance coach, dressage/event rider and trainer Chelsea Canedy demonstrates how to manage a less sensitive horse on the ground.