Dressage Rider

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What is Correct Arm Position for Dressage Riders?

Sandy Osborn answers this reader-submitted question.

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A Fair-Weather Friend’s Guide to Winterizing Your Outdoor Riding Plan

DT blogger and Adult Amateur Jennifer Wuorinen discusses her winter riding goal—and her various attempts to achieve it—with humor and realism.

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Holiday Gifts for the Dressage Rider

Check out Dressage Today’s favorite picks for the 2017 holiday season.

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How a Former Stock-Seat Champion Found Success at the 2016 U.S. Dressage Finals

Forty years after winning her first national title in Kentucky, Terri Sue Wensinger of Dallas, Texas, found herself back in the bluegrass competing on the national stage again, but this time in a different saddle.

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Learning Strategies for the Dressage Rider

Discover three methods to help you progress more efficiently

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.

Credit: © hamara Hip pain and tightness are common complaints, seeming to be more prevalent among dressage riders.

Can Wide Horses Cause Rider Hip Pain?

Britta Anna Pedersen explains that hip pain and tightness are common complaints that seem to be more prevalent among dressage riders.

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Shopping for Quality Dressage Horses in the United States

Dressage experts discuss the pros and cons of horse shopping at home in the U.S.

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Why Some Dressage Riders Experience Hip Pain

Stacey Brown, PT, CERT explains why some dressage riders might experience pain in their hip joints.

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What Does "Riding Dressage" Really Mean?

Mica Mabragaña explains how dressage is for every rider, every horse and every discipline.