Dressage Movements

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Six Phases of a Second Level Ride with Hilda Gurney

FEI 'I' judge Hilda Gurney explains how to pull together the more advanced Second Level dressage movements and approach Second Level schooling sessions with planning and purpose.

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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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Hilda Gurney: First Level Movements with Young Horses

Learn how to begin schooling First Level movements with a 4-year-old.

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo If you want to ride more accurately, you have to look up, look ahead and look where you want to be next.

How Can I Ride My Dressage Movements More Accurately?

USDF gold medalist Mica MabragaƱa discusses the importance of accuracy when riding dressage.

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Nicholas Fyffe: Breed Unbiased

Grand Prix dressage competitor Nicholas Fyffe explains how he trains every horse as an individual.

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The Unwritten Rules of Dressage Test Riding

Follow these points for each dressage level to improve your dressage test scores.