Engagement

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How Do I Know If My Horse's Hind End is Engaged Enough?

Dressage professional Gretchen DeMone answers this reader question.

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George Williams: How Horses' Hind Legs Work

A horse's hind legs work in three ways: thrusting power, reach and carrying power.

Credit: Courtesy, Janet “Dolly” Hannon This horse is displaying articulation of the joints in his hindquarters and legs. This is an example of positive diagonal advanced placement (DAP).

Dressage Terminology Explained: “Quick Behind”

USEF 'S' dressage judge Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains what it means for a horse to be "quick behind" and why this quality is important in developing dressage horses.

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How to Translate Dressage "Language"

Debbie Rodriguez explains how to decipher the phrase "go forward," among other terms that are frequently used by trainers and clinicians.

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The Importance of Science in the Art of Dressage

Susan Mandas discusses the value of understanding the mechanics of motion.

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

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Can Wiggling My Fingers Help Get My Horse on the Bit?

USDF gold medalist John Zopatti offers an honest opinion on wiggly fingers