Leg Position

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How to Ride with a More Supple, Open Hip to Enhance Your Horse’s Movement

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a horse-and-rider pair at Training Level.

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How To Determine Correct Stirrup Length for Your Dressage Work

Think your dressage stirrup length is just right? Dressage expert Steven Wolgemuth shares some ways to double check that you are riding with your stirrups at the correct length.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com One of the hallmarks of a classical dressage position is a long, flat thigh. This positioning of the thigh pulls the seat bones down into the saddle, creating a deep, connected seat and stability in the rider’s position.

What is the Role of the Dressage Rider’s Upper Leg?

Sarah Geikie answers this reader question.

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Cultivate a Good Dressage Seat

Learn these fundamentals of a good rider and their influence over the horse