Bend

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What Is the Proper Way to Create Bend in My Dressage Horse?

USDF gold medalist Rita Brown explains the definition of bend and offers advice on riding it correctly.

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How Bend Affects Your Dressage Horse's Straightness and Balance

International dressage competitor and trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel explains this important piece of the training puzzle.

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Tips to Become "One" With Your Horse

Author and dressage trainer Dominique Barbier offers advice on how to be more focused when working with your dressage horse.

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Sharpen Your Attention to Detail in Dressage Training

Reese Koffler-Stanfield explains why correct dressage training is all about the details.

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5 Steps to Shoulder-In with Michelle Gibson

An Olympic bronze medalist shares her strategy for learning and polishing this pivotal movement.

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How Can I Stay Centered in My Seat While Riding?

Claudia Coley answers this reader-submitted question.

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Are There Different Versions of Turn on the Forehand?

Kamila Dupont answers this reader question, explaining variations of this beneficial exercise.

How Can I Keep My Horse Bending in the Walk Pirouette?

Kristina Harrison answers this reader question.

Bomol demonstrates a correct bend in this 10-meter circle. He has a continuous curve along his spine from his poll to his tail.

Dressage Geometry: 10-Meter Circles Deconstructed

Learn how to ride this important First Level figure.

Sarah Geikie rides the shoulder-in on Waterhouse, her Hanoverian gelding.

The Importance of Shoulder-in When Training the Dressage Horse

Dressage judge Sarah Geikie explains the importance of bend in riding the venerable shoulder-in exercise.

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Can Wiggling My Fingers Help Get My Horse on the Bit?

USDF gold medalist John Zopatti offers an honest opinion on wiggly fingers

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The Science Behind Equitation

A book excerpt from The Alchemy of Lightness by Dominique Barbier and Maria Katsamanis