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Instruction

Improving Self-Carriage and Self-Confidence

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze examines a horse and rider and gives tips to improve self-carriage and self-confidence.

Instruction

Maintaining a Stable, Elastic Seat in Canter

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze examines a horse and rider and explains how maintain a stable, elastic seat.

Instruction

Improve Elasticity in Horse and Rider

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Training-Level combination.

Instruction

Connect with Your Horse’s Rhythm

Try these unmounted exercises to help find balance and mobilize your hips.

Instruction

How to Ride with a More Supple, Open Hip to Enhance Your Horse’s Movement

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a horse-and-rider pair at Training Level.

Theory

Dressage Solutions: Support Your Horse While Sitting Centered

Try this tip from Susanne von Dietze.

Instruction

Refine Horse and Rider Balance to Correctly Channel Energy

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Second-Level combination and suggests exercises to improve balance and prevent leaning.

Theory

The Secret Behind a Springy Trot: Lead and Keep Your Horse’s Rhythm

Susanne von Dietze explains how getting the horse to perform bigger, longer steps while maintaining the rhythm remains one of the biggest challenges in dressage.

Instruction

VIDEO with Susanne von Dietze and JJ Tate: Collected Work

Susanne teaches JJ Tate on Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon, a 3/4 Connemara who has competed through Grand Prix.

Theory

VIDEO with Susanne von Dietze: The Dressage Rider’s Seat, Demo Ride

Watch Susanne von Dietze's explanation of rider biomechanics in action.

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