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A Dressage Professional's Candid Advice for Happy Barn Hunting

Tips on how to best choose a trainer and dressage facility

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The Silent Efforts Behind Successful Dressage Facilities

As a new facility owner, young dressage professional Ayden Uhlir shares her perspective on the often-unnoticed work that goes on behind the scenes to keep equestrian facilities running smoothly.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Dressage Client

Advice to help you build a healthy, lasting relationship with the dressage professional in your life

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Expert Tips for Healthy Horsekeeping

Dressage riders with everyday access to veterinary expertise share their strategies.

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Debunking Winter Horse-Care Myths

Experts respond to some common winter horse-care misconceptions.

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At Home with Three of Germany's Elite Dressage Riders

Horses management and dressage training insights from Helen Langehanenberg, Hubertus Schmidt and Ingrid Klimke

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Recovery continues at Upper Creek Farm in New Jersey.

Credit: Maren Leichhauer/Kosmos Dr. Ina Gösmeier, of Marl, Germany, has accompanied the German  National Equestrian Team to all international competitions and has been responsible for supporting the well-being, soundness and performance of the team’s horses by providing holistic veterinary care.

Holistic Care for the Dressage Horse

Understanding complementary therapies and how they work can help your horse perform at his best.

Forrest's trot work continues as his soundness improves

Forrest's trot work continues as his soundness improves

As I increased Forrest’s trot time under saddle, I’ve sent periodic videos to Dr. Gillis whose most recent feedback declared he was looking sounder. What a relief!

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What Does a Runny Nose Mean for Horses?

Mary H. Bell, VMD, answers this reader question.

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo Based on both current veterinary research and their experiences in practice, Dr. Weston Davis, Dr. Scott Swerdlin and Dr. Cricket Russillo agree that when it comes to joint injections for dressage horses moving up the levels, it’s really more a question of “when” than “if.”

Managing Your Horse’s Joints with Injections

Medical experts weigh in on this common practice.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst- Conditioning should be a component of training for every performance horse.

Components of Equine Fitness and Strength

Learn how to build muscle and strength in the dressage horse.

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Nutritional Challenges in the Dressage Horse

Understand three common issues that might be affecting your equine athlete


Can Horses Develop Resistance to Dewormers?

Fairfield T. Bain, DVM answers this reader question.


What is Stringhalt and Can It Be Treated?

Peter O'Halloran, DVM answers this reader question.

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Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Dressage Horses

University of California Davis veterinarians shed light on the prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation of this injury.


Trust Your Horse's Mouth to an Equine Veterinarian

An expert explains why you should trust your horse’s mouth to an equine veterinarian.

Vaccination Requirements for Dressage Competition

Can I Still Show If My Horse Can’t Be Vaccinated?

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - When you work your horse, his temperature can be between 101 and 103 degrees. Anything that is above 103.5 degrees is an indication of heat stress.

How to Prevent Heat Stress in Your Horse

Kathleen P. Anderson, Phd, answers this reader question.