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Success Through Simplicity in Dressage with Jan Brons

Laser-sharp focus combined with a direct approach to training are at the core of international Grand Prix dressage rider Jan Brons’ system.

Credit: Mary McKenna Always keep your goal in mind: to create harmony between two individual body-movement systems. Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel rides Florenz, a 9-year-old Bavarian Warmblood owned by Sandra Smith.

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 2

Now that you have a better understanding of your specific body proportions, find the right exercises to help you progress.

Lauren Sprieser and Karateka III, an 11-year-old Pura Raza Española (PRE) stallion, prove that a tailored training program can result in an all-around mount capable of producing a zippy Grand Prix test or going on a quiet hack.

Riding The Laid-Back Dressage Horse with Lauren Sprieser

Get the most out of your cool-tempered dressage horse with these exercises and tips.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Keeping a smart, talented horse happy and challenged is not easy. Varying routines with hacking, cavalletti work and even jumping can build strength and agility while keeping the horse eagerly engaged.

How Can I Keep My Dressage Horse Happy and Fit?

USDF gold medalist Gigi Nutter gives advice on how to keep a dressage horse content and willing in his work while maintaining his fitness.

Credit: Anya Crane Careful planning is the key to success in the arena.

Three Steps to Maximize Success in the Dressage Show Ring with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains how to get the most from your dressage show and also shares tips for dressage riders who choose not to compete.

Credit: Silke Rottermann German Grand Prix rider Sabine Becker and her 18-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Lamarc, have a special bond that extends beyond the show ring. Perhaps that is what helped Becker solve the mystery behind the gelding’s assorted ailments in 2010.

The Aging Dressage Horse with Sabine Becker

Part 2, German Grand Prix rider Sabine Becker shares the story of her Oldenberg gelding, Lamarc.

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Shannon Dueck: Riding Dressage Through Breast Cancer

Grand Prix dressage trainer Shannon Dueck discusses horses, happiness and how battling cancer transformed her attitude forever.

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Can Your Dressage Training Improve with Limited Time in the Saddle?

Lauren Sprieser explains how to make progress even with time constraints on your opportunity to ride.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - arnd.nl There is no reason why a healthy and cooperative horse cannot learn piaffe.

Teaching Upper-Level Dressage Movements to Senior Horses

Kamila Dupont discusses her success teaching dressage to horses from other disciplines, in addition to teaching upper-level movements, like piaffe, to older horses.