Desensitization

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Riding in a Bitless Bridle for Desensitization

David De Wispelaere weighs in on whether or not riding bitless can help to desensitize a reactive horse.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Diamond’s Peppy, a 4-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Theo Binder, works in long reins.

Groundwork with Your Dressage Horse

Two world-class trainers, Stefan Schneider and Uta Gräf, explain their methods for teaching the horse respect and self-assurance.