Cross-training

Fiero HGF, Nicholas Fyffe, Photo by Annan Hepner-24

VIDEO: Nicholas Fyffe on Cross-Training for Horse and Rider

Nicholas invites his student and her horse to join him through the cavalletti exercise, offering viewers a look at how two very different horses can utilize the same exercise.

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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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A Word On Cross Training in Dressage

Dressage Today Intern Nenah Mikuska's reflections on cross-training for dressage horses.

Cross-training is good for all athletes, including horses, and there are numerous options available to add variety and reap rewards of improved flexibility, endurance and strength. Here Grand Prix rider Nicholas Fyffe rides Fiero HGF, a P.R.E. stallion.

Nicholas Fyffe: Cross-Training for Horse and Rider

A Grand Prix trainer explains how cross-training for the horse and rider can improve performance.

Lauren Sprieser and Karateka III, an 11-year-old Pura Raza Española (PRE) stallion, prove that a tailored training program can result in an all-around mount capable of producing a zippy Grand Prix test or going on a quiet hack.

Riding The Laid-Back Dressage Horse with Lauren Sprieser

Get the most out of your cool-tempered dressage horse with these exercises and tips.

Credit: PhelpsPhotos.com Ingrid Klimke poses with her father, the late Dr. Reiner Klimke, in 1999.

The Klimke Approach to Dressage

Germany’s Olympic eventing gold medalist and Grand Prix dressage rider, Ingrid Klimke carries on her legendary father’s classical approach to dressage.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Be sure the footing where you work your horse is even and not too deep or hard.

Preventing Stress Injuries

Know when it’s safe to ask a dressage horse for more collection