Beth Baumert

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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.

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10 Tips for Better Dressage Trot Lengthenings

Advice on how to ride an essential dressage training tool: the trot lengthening.

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Easy Canter Pirouettes with Morten Thomsen

A popular Danish trainer explains how to teach your horse this complex movement from the walk.

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The Benefits of a Small Dressage Arena

Can the soundness of your dressage horse be related to the size of your arena?

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The Secret to Free, Forward Collection

Beth Baumert explains why this kind of collection is the natural result of forward half halts and forward downward transitions

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Connect Your Horse in Shoulder-Fore

How to use upward and downward transitions with half-halts in shoulder-fore.

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Get Your Horse’s Pushing Engine in Gear

Activating your horse's pushing engine begins before you even set foot in the arena.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Mica Mabragana and Infanta HFG demonstrate how a horse ridden in balance is free to move forward in rhythm, with suppleness, reaching for the bit—all without tension.

How to Optimize Your Dressage Horse's Soundness from the Saddle

The key to a horse’s longevity is riding him in balance.

With Sharon McCusker and Wrigley, Kyrklund explains the correct use of the resisting elbow as she presses on the back of McCusker’s upper arm. See what she does next on page 47.

Insights into Dressage Training from Kyra Kyrklund

Kyra Kyrklund explains her training philosophy, with focus on collection and tools for achieving it.