Flying Changes

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Improve Your Horse's Straightness in Canter Departs

Katherine Bateson-Chandler answers this reader question, discussing the ideal canter aids to help keep your horse straight.

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Why Every Dressage Rider Needs a Pickaxe

Dressage Today blogger and Adult Amateur rider Carolyn Healy shares her latest reflections on riding and the importance of "chipping away" at challenge.

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2 Exercises to Improve Your Horse's Flying Changes

Try these two exercises to improve your dressage horse's flying changes from Texas-based dressage professional Jenna Arnold.

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How I Embrace the Positive Elements of Each Ride

DT Adult Amateur rider and blogger Carolyn Healy shares her recent exercise to help her focus on the good in every ride.

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Four Major Lessons I’ve Learned on My Dressage Journey

Blogger and dressage professional Jenna Arnold shares her reflections on the importance of high standards, perseverance, joy and community.

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How to Ride Correct Flying Changes on an Overeager Horse

Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains how to help your horse understand this movement.

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Marilyn Heath: What A Dressage Judge Wants to See

This USEF “S” judge offers her view on what she wants to see from dressage riders and their horses.

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What is Doma Vaquera?

Manuel Trigo explains this Spanish term, which can be loosely translated as a Spanish version of Western dressage.

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Charlotte Bredahl-Baker: My Toughest Dressage Training Challenge

Teaching her horse to trust was the key to success for this U.S. Olympian.

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Fearless Flying Changes

Steffen Peters, Dr. Volker Moritz and Uwe Mechlem talk with FEI "I" judge and former Canadian dressage team member Lorraine Stubbs on the fine points of the flying change.