Half Pass

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How to Ride Renvers (Haunches Out) with Lauren Sprieser

Learn how to ride this helpful movement and understand its purpose and benefits.

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How to Maintain Correct Bend in the Half Pass

Madeleine Austin explains the "ingredients" of a successful half pass.

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How to Ride Travers and Half Pass

Dressage judge Janet Foy explains how to judge and ride these required movements.

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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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Understanding the Half Pass Through Shoulder-In and Leg Yield

Kathy Priest explains how the half pass can be broken up into two easier exercises and then put back together.

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Don't Settle for the "Safe" Dressage Scores

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman explains why higher scores are often worth the risk.

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Introducing Travers and Renvers with Hilda Gurney

These exercises prepare your horse to move up.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Discovering how important the timing of our aids is begins with the rider developing an understanding of the biomechanical footfalls of the horse. In free walk, where the horse has complete freedom of his head and neck and is swinging over his back, feel the swing through his belly muscles.

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.

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An Inside Look at Carl Hester's Training System

Training tips, strategies and philosophies from this five-time Olympian and world-class horseman

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My Amazing Experience at the 2017 Courtney King-Dye Horsemastership Clinic

Youth rider Sophia Chavonelle takes us inside this unique opportunity presented by Dressage4Kids, Inc.

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Create More Jump in Your Dressage Horse's Canter

Cindy Sydnor critiques this horse and rider.

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How to Calm a Nervous Horse Using Lateral Movements

Stacey Hastings answers a reader question.

Credit: Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz The half pass on the left is incorrect; the half pass on the right shows the correct straightness between bends.

Hilda Gurney: Requirements of the Dressage Horse at Fourth Level

An overview of the dressage movements that are introduced at Fourth Level with tips on how to ride them

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Ride the Half Pass

Try this exercise to improve your aiding skills

Credit: SusanJStickle.com At the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games, Bateson-Chandler and Nartan finished 19th individually and helped the U.S. team to a fourth-place finish.

Getting to Know Your New Dressage Horse

High-performance rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler shares the story of how she got to know her World Equestrian Games mount, Nartan, and provides some tips to help you and your horse adjust to a new partnership.

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The Purpose of Dressage Movements with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains the function of dressage movements in this excerpt from her book, Dressage Q&A with Janet Foy.

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How to Ride and Judge the Dressage Zigzags

Janet Foy explains the intricacies of this dressage movement.