Hill Work

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Dressage Training Is Training, Regardless of Terrain

Blogger Pam Stone shares reflections on her time spent with Gem, the fox-hunting Off-the-Track Thoroughbred, explaining why you don't need a dressage ring to work your horse correctly.

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Exchanging Sand for Grass: The Perks of Hill Work for Dressage Horses

Blogger Pam Stone shares her last update on her OTTB project, Voodoo, while explaining the benefits of working out of the ring.

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VIDEO: Using Hills to Challenge Your Dressage Horse's Balance with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

Watch Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel's 5-part series on riding out and hill work.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Long, straight lines going up a gradual slope, interspersed with some steeper grades, will work wonders for strengthening a horse’s haunches and creating a more uphill balance.

How to Remedy Forging in Dressage Horses

Joy Congdon explains some common causes of forging and shares some simple, fun ways to help strengthen your horse.

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.