Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy
Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.
The Beauty of a Beginner Rider’s Attitude
Cindy Sydnor reflects on the rider's learning process and the importance of an open mind.
Use Transitions to Develop Your Dressage Horse’s Throughness: A Four-Step Exercise
Ride through these four steps from Beth Baumert to improve your horse's throughness.
Dressage Basics: The 20-by-60-Meter Dressage Arena and 20-Meter Circles
Learn about the measurements of the large dressage arena and how to apply them to your riding.
How to Ride a Spiral Circle
Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.
3 Exercises to Improve Transitions Into and Out of Canter Lengthenings
Joy Congdon explains how to maintain control over a horse who likes to run in canter lengthenings.
Dressage Terminology Explained: “In Front of the Leg”
Heidi Chote explains what it means for a horse to be "in front of the leg."
Christoph Hess: The Importance of the Stretch
Learn to correct a tight neck by riding your horse forward and downward to the hand.
A Common Mistake in First Level Lengthenings
Margaret Freeman shares a tip on lengthenings in First Level tests and discusses the importance of staying straight.
Let the Leg Yield Work for You
This exercise helps horses become more flexible in the shoulders, back and hips and develops the connection through the horse’s body.