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Training the Happy Dressage Athlete with JJ Tate

How to develop your dressage horse by teaching him to love learning

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The Evolution of Dressage Equipment

Dressage tack has changed significantly over the years—but it is for better or for worse?

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The Physics of Flexion in the Dressage Horse

Take a look at the topic of longitudinal flexion through a scientific lens and learn why it is an important goal of classical dressage.

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Charles de Kunffy's Lessons for Dressage Instructors: The Custodians of a Living Art

A discussion of the role of the teacher, the measure of a good lesson and the best techniques for instructing a rider.

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Charles de Kunffy's 3 Principles to Create a Dancing Partnership with Your Horse

Ride your horse's hindquarters to create impulsion, suspension and balance, without confining his movement and rhythm.

Credit: Monica Adams Charles de Kunffy teaches Janet Manley and a group of auditors at a Texas clinic.

Charles de Kunffy's Lessons for Dressage Instructors: The Nature of the Horse

Teach your dressage students how to gain the horse’s trust and cooperation.

Credit: Richard Malmgren Notice thisrelaxed and supple horse’s fully stretched neck on an obviously light rein. The lumbar back thrusts the pelvis forward and lowers the croup. The horse’s supple joints articulate well as he sinks down on his right hind leg. The rider demonstrates an adhesive seat. JJ Tate rides Donnermuth, a 2001 Rhinelander gelding (by Don Bedo) owned by Candace Tate.

Charles de Kunffy Explains the Meaning of “Forward"

Learn the true meaning of the term "forward" and how to put it to use in your dressage training.

Charles de Kunffy's Three Moments of Evolutionary Breakthrough in Dressage Training

Classical dressage trainer Charles de Kunffy shares insight on developing your dressage horse and progressing toward collection.