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Instruction

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel—Balancing the Aids for the Line of Travel

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel works with a rider on balancing the inside and outside aids to influence the horse’s line of travel and tempo.

Dressage Today Extra

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz: Defining the Rein Aids

LaGoy-Weltz discusses how achieving the ideal connection with both reins starts with the inside aids. PLUS, a renowned vet talks about normal vs. abnormal hoof temperature.

Fourth Level

How to Ride Correct Flying Changes on an Overeager Horse

Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains how to help your horse understand this movement.

Instruction

Developing Balance and Symmetry in the Dressage Horse and Rider

Lauren Sammis explains how constant awareness of your position in relation to your horse’s body is the key to proper riding.

Theory

Dressage Terminology Explained: “In Front of the Leg”

Heidi Chote explains what it means for a horse to be "in front of the leg."

Theory

Why Practice Halting Without Reins?

Lisa Pierson explains the importance of learning to develop the rider’s seat as an aid that is independent and effective.

Instruction

Dressage Work on the Second Track

Incorporate this into your training to improve connection and straightness and help you feel the effects of having a horse truly on the outside rein, a critical component of any half halt.

Theory

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.

Theory

Dressage Solutions: Develop Correct Bend

Try this tip from Courtney King-Dye

Instruction

Tune Your Riding Position to Put Your Horse into “Drive”

Understand what it means to have your horse "in front of the leg."

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