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Dressage Solutions: Make Your Circles Round

Try this tip from Sylvia Loch.

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Dressage Terminology Explained: "In Front of the Leg"

Heidi Chote explains what it means for a horse to be "in front of the leg."

Credit: Beth Baumert When you are mounted, you want to feel that when you turn your shoulders, they stay perpendicular to an imaginary rod along your spine from your hips to your head. Your hips pivot slightly in the same direction so they are in the correct position to bend the horse. Annie Morris rides Liqueur, owned by Randi Nelson Shipley.

How to Use Correct Body Alignment to Ride Bending Lines

Use correct body alignment to ride a bending line with true connection.

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How to Reduce Your Stress Level in the Warm-Up Arena

Managing your stress involves how you prepare and how you recover.

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Energize Yourself to Perform in the Show Ring

Harness positive thinking to become a stronger competitor.

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The Secret to Free, Forward Collection

Beth Baumert explains why this kind of collection is the natural result of forward half halts and forward downward transitions

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Develop Your Dressage Horse's Topline with Sue Blinks

Olympian Sue Blinks discusses developing your dressage horse’s topline so it serves as a suspension bridge of musculature, making self-carriage possible.

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Dressage Terminology Explained: "Riding Back-to-Front"

Dressage trainer Melissa Jackson explains how to ride your horse from back to front and how to tell if your horse is doing it correctly.

Lisa Wilcox and Ernst Hoyos stand next to Hallie Ahrnsbrak riding Emmitt Sport, a Friesian gelding owned by John Bartlett. Ahrnsbrak says,

Lisa Wilcox's Toughest Dressage Training Challenge: The Flying Change

Olympian Lisa Wilcox had to get creative and find a new way to teach a Friesian dressage horse the flying change.