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Finding a New Degree of Expression with Klaus Balkenhol

Jennifer Baumert's lessons from German master Klaus Balkenhol on getting the most from your horse

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How to Correct a Horse Who Gets Heavy and Leans into Contact

Alex Wortmann answers this reader question, explaining how to correctly apply driving aids in conjunction with restraining rein aids.

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How Dressage Riders Benefit from Developing Strong Core Muscles

USEF “S” dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez shares her thoughts on becoming a fit rider.

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Four Stages to Halt

FEI trainer Volker Brommann explains how good halts develop from a foundation of trust, understanding and patience.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl American Laura Graves and her 12-year-old Dutch gelding, Verdades (Florett AS x Goya), took the dressage world by storm this past year. At 27 years old, Graves and Verdades, aka Diddy, arrived in Europe as the underdogs and ended up in the top tier of riders at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Laura Graves: Tools for More Successful Connection

America’s dressage sensation gives advice on developing the perfect partnership.