Common Mistakes

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Improve Your Horse's Straightness in Canter Departs

Katherine Bateson-Chandler answers this reader question, discussing the ideal canter aids to help keep your horse straight.

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Ten Tips to Improve Your Score on Your Next Dressage Test

Cesar Torrente gives you easy fixes to increase your scores and improve your ride at every level

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First Level Frustrations

If you want to set yourself apart at First Level and earn points that others don’t, check out these two movements where mistakes are commonly made.

How to Ride Shoulder-In by Janet Foy

Janet Foy: How to Ride a Shoulder-In

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

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A Common Mistake in First Level Lengthenings

Margaret Freeman shares a tip on lengthenings in First Level tests and discusses the importance of staying straight.

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Teaching Travers with Belinda Nairn-Wertman

This Olympian shows how to develop your horse’s suppleness, collection and strength with haunches-in.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Sanitation should be your first defense in controlling fly populations. Manure piles should be located 100 to 200 feet away from the barn to limit flies returning to the area to annoy the stabled horses.

Summer Fly Control for Horses

What Are the Most Common Mistakes in Fly Control?