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George Williams: How Horses' Hind Legs Work

A horse's hind legs work in three ways: thrusting power, reach and carrying power.

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

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Get Your Horse’s Pushing Engine in Gear

Activating your horse's pushing engine begins before you even set foot in the arena.

If you try to add activity to a misaligned horse, the energy you create in the hind legs disappears out the crooked body part instead of passing through the back and connecting to the bit.

Activate Your Dressage Horse’s Motor

Learn what correct activity is and how the rider can use her aids to activate her horse’s motor.

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Dressage Terminology Explained: "Riding Back-to-Front"

Dressage trainer Melissa Jackson explains how to ride your horse from back to front and how to tell if your horse is doing it correctly.