Dressage Horse

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The Story of Patronus: A Dressage Horse Rescued from Darkness

A rescue horse flourishes in his forever home with a loving Adult Amateur dressage rider and her team of support.

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What My Dressage Horse’s Spine Taught Me About Her Heart

DT's Lindsay Paulsen shares her journey of owning a horse who was recently diagnosed with kissing spine.

Credit: Beth Baumert Remember, every moment you’re riding, you’re training your horse, so you’re either training the walk to be better or worse.

Pedaling: A Technique to Improve Your Dressage Horse's Walk

How pedaling can help your horse develop rhythmic suppleness in his back

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo Most cases of osteroarthritis can be diagnosed with a good static examination.

How to Promote Your Horse's Joint Health Through the Levels of Dressage

Jessica Morgan, DVM explains how to keep your dressage horse happy and sound.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com At the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games, Bateson-Chandler and Nartan finished 19th individually and helped the U.S. team to a fourth-place finish.

Getting to Know Your New Dressage Horse

High-performance rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler shares the story of how she got to know her World Equestrian Games mount, Nartan, and provides some tips to help you and your horse adjust to a new partnership.

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Nutrition Basics for the Dressage Horse

Experts offer advice for feeding the competitive dressage horse throughout life.

Credit: Courtesy, Briarwood Photography Christel Havre, owner of The Dressage Boutique in Alberta, Canada, rides in a quarter sheet.

Blanketing the Dressage Horse

From dress sheets to coolers and quarter sheets, learn what options are available and what’s appropriate appropriate for your dressage horse.

Credit: Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz A horse “coming over his back” is much like a wave forming. The energy of the water is pushing from behind, causing the wave to come up and around, much like a horse’s energy pushes from behind up over his back and down his neck.

How to Achieve Real Uphill Balance with Your Dressage Horse

USDF Certified Instructor Candy Allen discusses how to create more freedom in a horse's shoulder and achieve uphill balance.

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Kyra Kyrklund's Smaller Steps for Greater Balance

Dressage Olympian Kyra Kyrklund shares a simple solution to common balance problems with horses at any level.

Get Your Dressage Horse to Stretch Down into Contact

FEI dressage rider and trainer Jerry Schwartz gives you a six-step plan for asking your horse to stretch down into the contact.