Groundwork

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How Do I Deal with a Spooky Horse?

Cindi Wylie answers this reader question, explaining that given time, patience and proper training, you can “de-spook” your horse to some degree.

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Why Does My Horse Reject My Driving Aids?

There are several possible explanations for a horse’s resistance to forwardness.

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How Do I Introduce My Horse to the Outdoor Arena?

Try these tips to help your horse adjust to work in an outdoor arena.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Diamond’s Peppy, a 4-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Theo Binder, works in long reins.

Groundwork with Your Dressage Horse

Two world-class trainers, Stefan Schneider and Uta Gräf, explain their methods for teaching the horse respect and self-assurance.