Dressage Trainer

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A Dressage Professional's Candid Advice for Happy Barn Hunting

Tips on how to best choose a trainer and dressage facility

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Building a Dream Barn from the Ground Up

Meet our newest blogger, dressage trainer Kelly McGinn, who will be sharing her journey as they build the dressage facility of her dreams.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Dressage Client

Advice to help you build a healthy, lasting relationship with the dressage professional in your life

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How Long Will It Take for a Dressage Rider to Reach Grand Prix Level?

Charlotte Bredahl-Baker answers this reader question, explaining factors that will affect a rider's journey to Grand Prix level.

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Why Do I Feel Like a Beginner Rider Again?

Dressage Today's Jennifer Mellace shares an update on her return to the saddle.

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How to Sell a Dressage Horse

Learn how to sell a dressage horse to the best possible home at the best possible price.

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The 2019 Dressage4Kids’ Weekend Equestrian Program

This educational program features a mix of presentations and active sessions of interest to riders of all ages and disciplines.

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Addressing Rider Fear: Part 1

What are you afraid of? Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, discusses the individual and personal nature of fear.

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The Problem of the Overhorsed Adult Amateur

Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, addresses an issue in the dressage community and reminds us of the importance of facing those difficult conversations.

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Four Skills to Help You Become a Better Dressage Trainer

How to structure your lessons and help students overcome training hurdles.

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Life in the Arena and Beyond with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker

This accomplished rider finds purpose in sharing her knowledge with a younger generation in and out of the tack.

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No One Can Train a Dressage Horse Alone

Dressage trainer Lauren Sprieser shares an important lesson she learned in her dressage journey.

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Insights into Dressage Training from Kyra Kyrklund

Kyra Kyrklund explains her training philosophy, with focus on collection and tools for achieving it.

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Can Your Dressage Training Improve with Limited Time in the Saddle?

Lauren Sprieser explains how to make progress even with time constraints on your opportunity to ride.

Credit: Dusty Perin/www.dustyperin.com As a pedagogue, a trainer has a responsibility to her students to be honest and deliver the information she has. No one can reasonably expect a trainer to know everything.

The Responsibility of the Dressage Trainer

Kari Garber explains how as a pedagogue, a dressage trainer has a responsibility to her students to be honest and deliver the information she has.

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The Future of International Dressage Sport

The future of dressage sport is at a crossroads. Is it entertainment for the audience, or is it about examining classical training for horses? Or can it be both? Christoph Hess discusses in this article.

Credit: Vladimir Polchaninoff Develop a student’s supple seat: Raul de Leon longes his student of nine years, Erin Bleakney, on Veillantif, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Vladimir Sadov. It takes a lot of integrity as a trainer to resist the urge to rush the slow work involved in developing a supple seat.

Six Tips for Dressage Instructors from Raul de Leon

In the November 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine, Raul de Leon gives advice and exercises to help trainers teach dressage to students. Here is a list of tips for instructors.