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First Level

How to Help Your Horse Maintain Balance in Canter

Lisa Pierson answers a reader question and explains how to balance your horse in the canter with exercises to improve engagement.

Theory

What is Doma Vaquera?

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

Instruction

Introducing Your Dressage Horse to the Double Bridle

Gina Smith explains how to begin incorporating the double bridle in your work when your horse is ready for it.

Theory

How to Use the Dressage Pyramid of Training

Use this conceptual tool to help your riding in a practical way.

Instruction

Examine Rider Body Balance During Extension and Collection

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Fourth Level combination.

Instruction

How to Assess Progress in Your Dressage Training

Jan Brons explains steps you can take to avoid frustration for you and your horse as you move forward in your training.

Instruction

Janet Foy: How to Ride a Shoulder-In

This expert explains why shoulder-in is a go-to exercise in her dressage training.

Theory

Dressage Solutions: Develop Correct Collection

Try this tip from Sue Blinks.

FEI

Improve Use of Weight Aids to Influence the Horse

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Sabine Anne Irbe and her 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood at the Young Rider level.

FEI

Scott Hassler: Collection with Throughness and Forward Desire

An international trainer and competitor explains the process behind finding perfect collection.

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