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Help Your Horse Recover From Intense Work

Considerations for training, competition, dietary strategy and supportive therapy

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Ingrid Klimke: Train for Your Horse's Pleasure

Seven elements of a training program that will keep your dressage athlete happy and healthy in his work

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How to Organize, Plan and Structure Your Ride

By following the three-part ride structure—warm-up, work sets and cool-down—we ensure the horse works in optimal physical comfort and emotional health.

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Dressage 101: How to Create a Lesson Plan for Each Training Session

Hilary Moore Hebert explains that with just a few simple concepts you can ride with purpose.

Credit: Copyright, Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Arena work is only about 20 percent of our entire training session. Though I may be on Parzival for an hour and a half, he gets a 20-minute walk and 20-minute cooldown. I start in the woods and warm up on the track first.

Adelinde Cornelissen: Horse and Rider Fitness for Dressage

Olympian Adelinde Cornelissen discusses horse and human fitness and shares how she goes beyond the arena to train for success in international dressage competition.