Dressage Leg Position

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Dressage Rider Position Advice: How to Stabilize Your Lower Leg and Prevent Flopping

Rebecca Langwost-Barlow answers a reader question and explains how to attain lower-leg stability.

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5 Exercises to Help You Find and Feel Correct Dressage Leg Position

Kathy Rowse answers a reader question and provides some advice to improve dressage leg position.

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Dressage Position Advice: How to Correct a Lower Leg That Slips Back

Eliza Sydnor Romm responds to a reader question and offers tips to improve a dressage rider's leg position.

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How to Ride with a More Supple, Open Hip to Enhance Your Horse’s Movement

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a horse-and-rider pair at Training Level.

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Create Energy in Your Dressage Horse

Tom Noone explains how to address this common problem in dressage training by improving your horse's response to your aids.

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How To Determine Correct Stirrup Length for Your Dressage Work

Think your dressage stirrup length is just right? Dressage expert Steven Wolgemuth shares some ways to double check that you are riding with your stirrups at the correct length.

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Tips for a Correct Outside Leg Position

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Meghan Drysdale at Third Level.

Credit: LA Horstman Photography Rider position and balance affect everything—the horse’s rhythm and tempo, his longitudinal and lateral balance and his willingness to go forward and come back. It’s our job to work with our conformation and that of our horses to find our core strength and balance in the saddle and to maintain them every single time we ride. Shannon Peters rides Weltino’s Magic, a Westphalian gelding owned by Jen and Bruce Hlavacek.

Dressage Position 101 with Shannon Peters

Become a more effective rider by finding and keeping your balance in the saddle.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com One of the hallmarks of a classical dressage position is a long, flat thigh. This positioning of the thigh pulls the seat bones down into the saddle, creating a deep, connected seat and stability in the rider’s position.

What is the Role of the Dressage Rider’s Upper Leg?

Sarah Geikie answers this reader question.

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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.