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Dressage Solutions: Feel Correct Contact

Try this tip from Mica Mabragaña

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How to Unlock Your Wrists to Create Softer Contact with Your Horse

USDF gold medalist Barbro Ask-Upmark explains how a dressage horse simulator helped her notice a common mistake dressage riders make when searching for correct contact.

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How to Find the Right Amount of Elastic Contact on Your Dressage Horse’s Outside Rein

USDF gold medalist Dennis Callin explains how to keep an elastic feel on the outside rein.

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How to Find the Right Amount of Elastic Contact on Your Dressage Horse’s Outside Rein

Theory

Proper Connection for Dressage Horses on Trails

Gigi Nutter discusses what kind of connection is most appropriate when trail riding your dressage horse.

Instruction

Finding the Ideal Free Walk

Understand what constitutes a correct free walk and learn how you can help your horse produce a better free walk.

Theory

The Best Dressage Connection Builds from ‘Nothing’

Yvonne Barteau explains that the best connection starts from nothing but an independent relaxed seat and the quiet, neutral absence of aids.

Theory

Dressage Solutions: Improve Rein Connection

Try this tip from Jessica Miller.

Instruction

Dressage Schooling Notebook: An Exercise of Circles

Improve your horse’s straightness and contact with this dressage training exercise from Gerhard Politz.

Theory

Dressage Solutions: Improve Quality of Contact

Try this tip from Bruno Greber

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