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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Two Exercises to Improve Your Riding Balance
Lynn Palm gives you two exercises for improving your riding balance as she prepares you and your horse to ride Training Level, Test 1 in competition.
Dressage Warm-Up with Hubertus Schmidt
Olympian Hubertus Schmidt offers dressage warm-up strategies for getting the most out of training sessions.
Longe Lessons at the Spanish Riding School
The Spanish Riding School develops a deep seat by longeing its riders as a part of their training.
Walter Zettl’s Shoulder-In Entwickeln Exercise
Use Walter Zettl's shoulder-in entwickeln exercise to improve your dressage horse's suppleness, balance and rhythm.
Riding Lesson Breakthroughs
How an amateur dressage rider really learned the basics. Written by Meredith Rogers for Dressage Today.
Tongue Resistance in the Dressage Horse
Jessica Jahiel gives suggestions for stopping a horse from sticking his tongue out to avoid the bit.
Hot Tips for a Cool Dressage Musical Freestyle
Learn how to create an exciting lower-level dressage musical freestyle.
Get Your Dressage Horse to Stretch Down into Contact
FEI dressage rider and trainer Jerry Schwartz gives you a six-step plan for asking your horse to stretch down into the contact.
The Nine Points of Saddle Fitting
Your saddle affects the way you ride and the way your horse performs. Learn how to evaluate this very basic piece of riding equipment. Written by Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore for Dressage Today magazine.