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Kim McGrath by Terri Miller

There Are Many Paths to the Top Level of Dressage

In this article, Grand Prix rider Kim McGrath shares her journey to the upper levels and the lessons that she learned during her unorthodox climb to the top.

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8 Side Effects of Working with the Best: My Lessons from a Top German FEI Dressage Rider

Young rider Griffin Denham shares thoughts from his experience working with top German dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg and her team.

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How to Ride the Half Halt with Jan Ebeling

The half halt is a combination of forward aids and restricting aids that will put your horse in balance and on the bit.

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Jennifer Hoffmann: German Tradition, American Pride

Takeaways from a Chicago dressage clinic

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Expert Tips for Healthy Horsekeeping

Dressage riders with everyday access to veterinary expertise share their strategies.

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Four Stages to Halt

FEI trainer Volker Brommann explains how good halts develop from a foundation of trust, understanding and patience.

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The Importance of Powerful Hindquarters in Dressage Training

Rev up the horse's hindquarters—his engine—for optimal performance.

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Develop a Dressage Training Plan to Move Up

An FEI rider explains how you can create a training schedule for a Second Level horse—but the “planning” principles apply to horses of all levels.

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Testing the International Waters

The story of one Adult Amateur’s foray into CDI classes

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Improve Rider Strength and Balance

Three exercises to get you working out like U.S. Olympian Steffen Peters.

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Tales of Qualifying Three Young Horses to Compete in Europe

Grand Prix rider David Wightman discusses his personal experience.

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Introducing Dressage Today's 2018 Intern

Meet Nenah Mikuska, and read her journey as a rider.

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Where Work is Play

Children with autism and second-chance horses make magic together at the Square Peg Foundation in California.

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Sarah Lockman Gives Back to the Sport of Dressage in Free Dressage Clinic

An FEI-trainer gives a free dressage clinic to Pony Club riders looking to improve their skills.

Sandy Jacobsen photo by Giavonna Scott

A New Meaning for “Never” in Dressage

One senior dressage rider’s quest to earn her USDF gold medal

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Life in the Arena and Beyond with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker

This accomplished rider finds purpose in sharing her knowledge with a younger generation in and out of the tack.

Credit: Terri Miller At home, your training goal should be to have a very good ride every day. Then, at a show, just ride as well as you do at home.

Jan Ebeling: How to Prepare for Show-Ring Success

Pan Am Games gold medalist Jan Ebeling shares tips on preparing the horse for competition.

Credit: Beth Baumert The dressage stance off the horse

Ride with a 'Library-Quiet' Position

Jeremy Steinberg explains exercises to help you improve your dressage position and ride with invisible aids.