Articles With Joy Congdon

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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.

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How to Organize, Plan and Structure Your Ride

By following the three-part ride structure—warm-up, work sets and cool-down—we ensure the horse works in optimal physical comfort and emotional health.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Long, straight lines going up a gradual slope, interspersed with some steeper grades, will work wonders for strengthening a horse’s haunches and creating a more uphill balance.

How to Remedy Forging in Dressage Horses

Joy Congdon explains some common causes of forging and shares some simple, fun ways to help strengthen your horse.

Jessica Viverios O’Donnell aboard Brendan serves as a demonstration rider at the New England Dressage Association’s 2012 Spring Symposium with (unmounted, from left) Michael Poulin and Carol Lavell.

A Correct Foundation for Dressage

Michael Poulin and Carol Lavell explain why correct rider position and connection are the keys to dressage success.