Horses and riders are both athletes. Maximize your own health and fitness to take your dressage training to the next level with these articles on rider fitness, sport psychology for equestrians, injury management and more.

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Rider Wellness

Find Your Focus in the Dressage Show Ring

USDF gold medalist Kim Herslow explains how mental preparation can help you ride a better dressage test.

Rider Wellness

Integrate Emotional Agility Into Your Riding

Shelley Rosenberg explains how she learned to adjust her mind’s position to be more effective as a rider.

Rider Wellness

Goal Setting Tips for Riders

Advice from Paul Haefner, Ph.D.

Lifestyle

Addressing Rider Fear: Part 1

What are you afraid of? Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, discusses the individual and personal nature of fear.

Lifestyle

The Conundrum of Ideal Performance Conditions

Lifestyle

The Conundrum of Ideal Performance Conditions

How to understand which conditions are best for your personal performance.

Rider Wellness

The Problem of the Overhorsed Adult Amateur

Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, addresses an issue in the dressage community and reminds us of the importance of facing those difficult conversations.

Instruction

The Power of Positive Teaching in Dressage

A learning approach that focuses on trust, challenge and the necessity of mistakes yields satisfying results for dressage student and instructor.

Lifestyle

Improve Rider Strength and Balance

Three exercises to get you working out like U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters.

Rider Wellness

Become a Thinking Rider

Mental imagery doesn't require massive amounts of time and it can be used anywhere.

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