Chris Hickey

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Learning from the Leaders of U.S. Dressage

The four official U.S. dressage trainers take the stage at the 2019 USDF Trainers Conference.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl If your horse offers passage while out hacking, think upward half halts to help lift his shoulders while your lower legs lift his belly in the rhythm of the trot

When Your Dressage Horse Offers Passage During a Hack

Chris Hickey shares how you can harness your horse's natural passage steps to teach passage in the arena.

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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.

Credit: Photo courtesy, Annie Morris To practice the reaction to the aids, start with the simple exercise of walk–halt–walk transitions. At the halt, sit relaxed, soft and still.

Chris Hickey's Tips for Refining Your Aids

Learn how to refine your aids to a whisper as you progress in dressage training.