Why Practice Halting Without Reins?
Lisa Pierson explains the importance of learning to develop the rider’s seat as an aid that is independent and effective.
A Long Neck Equals a More Rideable Horse
Successful riding at the upper levels of dressage begins with teaching your horse to come through his back with a long neck and go to the hand.
Chris Hickey’s Tips for Refining Your Aids
Learn how to refine your aids to a whisper as you progress in dressage training.
Positive Retraining for the Poorly Ridden Horse
Dr. Gerd Heuschmann explores what it means to be a responsible rider in his book, Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport—An Irreconcilable Conflict?
How Do I Weight My Inside Seat Bone Correctly in a Volte, Circle or Shoulder-In?
The seat bone seems to me like one of the most important aids the rider has. How do I weight it correctly when riding a volte, circle or shoulder-in?
Cultivate a Good Dressage Seat
Learn these fundamentals of a good rider and their influence over the horse