Dressage

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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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Pan American Games Lima 2019: Americans Take Dressage Individual Gold and Bronze

Sarah Lockman, Tina Irwin and Jennifer Baumert earned top honors on the podium.

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Are You Ready to Move Up to Second Level?

Kate Fleming-Kuhn explains how to be sure you and your dressage horse are prepared before moving up a level.

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A Brief Introduction to Using Spurs in Dressage

John Zopatti shares a few thoughts about why a rider might opt to ride with spurs, plus tips on how to choose the right kind of spurs.

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Let's Remember Why We Do Dressage

In a sport that often encourages us to focus on achieving goals, Janet "Dolly" Hannon reminds us of a critical element in the dressage journey that should not be forgotten.

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The Rider's Duty: Be an Advocate for Your Horse

Jane Savoie explains why it is important to speak up and be your horse's advocate when he's had enough for the day.

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How Perfectionism Can Hinder Progress in Dressage

Psychologist Jane Karol explains a helpful mental approach to becoming a better rider.

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The Importance of Science in the Art of Dressage

Susan Mandas discusses the value of understanding the mechanics of motion.

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Find Your Focus in the Dressage Show Ring

USDF gold medalist Kim Herslow explains how mental preparation can help you ride a better dressage test.

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Dressage Today's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Check out our picks for the best in this year’s holiday gifts for the dressage rider.

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

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The Virtue of Stretching in Dressage

Judy Westlake explains the difference between a "good" stretch—one that gymnasticizes a horse's entire body involving his back—and a "bad" stretch—one that involves only the front part of a horse 's body.

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The Highs and Lows of Tryon 2018: An Editor's Perspective

Dressage Today's managing editor Lindsay Paulsen reflects on her time covering dressage at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Start List for FEI World Equestrian Games Grand Prix Special (Individual Championship)

Competition begins Friday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. with 30 starters.

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Don't Settle for the "Safe" Dressage Scores

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman explains why higher scores are often worth the risk.

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9 Reasons Why We Can't Wait for the World Equestrian Games

Dressage Today's managing editor Lindsay Paulsen discusses some of the highlights of her personal World Equestrian Games experience.

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Arabians From All Sides

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman shares her observations from judging at a recent Arabian show.

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Social Dressage

Blogger and dressage judge Margaret Freeman discusses the perks of riding with friends.

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Lessons in Légèreté With Michel and Catherine Henriquet

My magical visit to Les Écuries de la Panetière outside of Paris

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Don't Rush the Basics in Dressage

Courtney King-Dye Explains Why