Exercise

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3 Exercises to Improve Transitions Into and Out of Canter Lengthenings

Joy Congdon explains how to maintain control over a horse who likes to run in canter lengthenings.

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An Introduction to Equine Hanna Somatics

This natural method of mind–body integration can provide performance enhancement, pain relief, longevity and an increased sense of well-being for both horse and handler.

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The Benefits of a Small Dressage Arena

Can the soundness of your dressage horse be related to the size of your arena?

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Karen Pavicic: How Stretching Can Benefit Your Horse

A Canadian team rider explains how to develop the horse’s back to create qualities needed for dressage horses at every level.

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Addressing Hives in the Performance Horse

Don’t let unsightly bumps or uncomfortable itching cause downtime.

Credit: Nancy Jaffer Ankle stretches can be done on the stairs at your home or on the mounting block as you’re warming up for your ride.

Riding Dressage After Injury

A New Jersey physician and horsewoman helps her patients return to riding after an injury.

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo If you want to ride more accurately, you have to look up, look ahead and look where you want to be next.

How Can I Ride My Dressage Movements More Accurately?

USDF gold medalist Mica Mabragaña discusses the importance of accuracy when riding dressage.

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A Winter Warm-Up Exercise for Dressage Horses

Try this helpful exercise that benefits both horses with too much energy and those who get tight through the back.

This shoulder-in exercise by Walter Zettl requires an immediate response to forward and sideways aids. |

Walter Zettl's Shoulder-In Entwickeln Exercise

Use Walter Zettl's shoulder-in entwickeln exercise to improve your dressage horse's suppleness, balance and rhythm.