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Dressage Solutions: Make Your Circles Round

Try this tip from Sylvia Loch.

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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

Credit: Micki Dobson To hold the whip, lay it across the palm of your dominant hand. While keeping your wrist relaxed and still, close your hand softly around the whip with your thumb placed alongside your fingers.

Karl Mikolka: The Dressage Whip's Place in the Circle of Aids

A German master explains why dressage riders need whips, plus tips to select the best whip for you and your horse.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Half pass is an advanced exercise and is executed well as a result of a horse and rider who are well trained and have a good understanding and solid foundation for the basics.

How Can I Make the Half Pass Flow?

Learn how your horse's stiff and hollow sides affect this movement.