Dressage Training

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Dressage Training in Portugal with Miguel Ralão Duarte

Annie Morris shares tips she learned from riding with this top Portuguese dressage rider.

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Training the Happy Dressage Athlete with JJ Tate

How to develop your dressage horse by teaching him to love learning

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Don't Give Up on Your Dressage Dreams

Canadian Olympian Belinda Trussell shares her story of perseverance

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Keys to a Rewarding Dressage Journey

Maryal Barnett explains an important aspect of dressage training.

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How to Ride Correct Flying Changes on an Overeager Horse

Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains how to help your horse understand this movement.

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Let's Remember Why We Do Dressage

In a sport that often encourages us to focus on achieving goals, Janet "Dolly" Hannon reminds us of a critical element in the dressage journey that should not be forgotten.

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The Rider's Duty: Be an Advocate for Your Horse

Jane Savoie explains why it is important to speak up and be your horse's advocate when he's had enough for the day.

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How Perfectionism Can Hinder Progress in Dressage

Psychologist Jane Karol explains a helpful mental approach to becoming a better rider.

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Christoph Hess: Ride Like a Dressage Professional, Part 2

German master Christoph Hess explains the key elements of a successful training system.

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Integrate Emotional Agility Into Your Riding

Shelley Rosenberg explains how she learned to adjust her mind’s position to be more effective as a rider.

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You Get More Than One Fresh Start

As we begin a new year, Dressage Today's Lindsay Paulsen shares how her 2018 had a rocky start but ended with smiles.

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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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The Beauty of Pressure-Free Riding

How my retired horse helped me realize that dressage training doesn't always have to be so serious

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How to Use the Dressage Pyramid of Training

Use this conceptual tool to help your riding in a practical way.

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Training The Overachieving Dressage Horse

You need a variety of strategies to train this type of horse.

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Sharpen Your Attention to Detail in Dressage Training

Reese Koffler-Stanfield explains why correct dressage training is all about the details.

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Create a Predictable Place for Better Dressage Training

Olympian Sue Blinks explains how to create a safe harbor for your horse by developing feel and focus and defining your standard of performance.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Courtney King-Dye rides Grandioso early on.

Don't Rush the Basics in Dressage

Courtney King-Dye Explains Why

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The Importance of Powerful Hindquarters in Dressage Training

Rev up the horse's hindquarters—his engine—for optimal performance.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Discovering how important the timing of our aids is begins with the rider developing an understanding of the biomechanical footfalls of the horse. In free walk, where the horse has complete freedom of his head and neck and is swinging over his back, feel the swing through his belly muscles.

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.

Credit: Rhett Savoie Jane Savoie rides Menno (aka Moshi), her Grand Prix Friesian, on a hack with her dog, Indy.

Become an Independent Dressage Student with Jane Savoie

Make the most of your dressage education with goal-setting and homework.