Classical Dressage

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Creating Excellence in Dressage: 7 Pieces of the Puzzle

Part 1: Olympian Sue Blinks examines the qualities that contribute to rider success at every level.

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What is Doma Vaquera?

Manuel Trigo explains this Spanish term, which can be loosely translated as a Spanish version of Western dressage.

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Tempel Farms: An Educational Landmark

In celebration of the facility’s 60th anniversary, we take a look at the past, present and future of this iconic home of classical dressage training.

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Andreas Hausberger Brings Classical Dressage to America

The Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna influences U.S. riders with his reward-based training system.

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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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The Elements of Classical Dressage Training

A top dressage judge reminds us to stick to the classical principles in our training.

Photos by Silke Rottermann When working in-hand, the horse learns to follow the rider’s hand in any direction.

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Colonel Christian Carde shares this classical approach to training the horse