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Colonic Ulcers in the Dressage Horse

Recent research developments are shifting some of the focus from gastric ulceration to hindgut ulceration

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13 Reasons Why I am Glad to Be a Rider

Life with horses might not always be easy, but it will be worth it.

Daphne Soares and her 6-year-old OTTB, Anakin, are schooling Preliminary level in eventing. Daphne and six of her friends, including her son, traveled to Windurra for the day, spending the morning working on dressage with Silva Martin and the afternoon schooling cross country with Boyd Martin.

Lessons with Silva Martin

Seven lucky riders won a day of training at Windurra—home of Silva and Boyd Martin.

Credit: Sherri Holdridge Photography Mental control is a muscle that must be grown and flexed regularly.

A Rider’s Journey with Anxiety

DT’s managing editor shares the story of how her greatest weakness also revealed her greatest strength.

Credit: Courtesy, Sarah Babineau Cazenovia College’s Chop Chop is known for his versatility.

The Intercollegiate Dressage Association School Horse: A Breed of its Own

Colleges and universities reflect on their special horses as key players in the world of Intercollegiate Dressage.

Credit: Courtesy, EFF Dreamer, a Palomino gelding, is the star of “Unbridled,” winner of the EQUUS Film Festival’s WINNIE Award for Best of Festival Feature-Length Film. Here he’s pictured with (from left) co-star Jenn Gotzon, trainer Lindsey Partridge of Harmony Horsemanship, festival founder Lisa Diersen and film director John David Ware.

EQUUS Film Festival

Captivating audiences in New York City, Omaha and beyond

Credit: Courtesy, Jessica Pescatrice Trainer Charlotte Bayley-Schindelholz (left) with Jessica Pescatrice and her 4-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Rocky

An Ambassador of Dressage

A student’s tribute to her mentor, trainer and friend

Credit: Courtesy, Cazenovia College From left: Cazenovia College dressage team members Leah Forges, Taylor Bass and Kimberlyn Beaudoin with team coach Ann Fowler.

Ann Fowler: A Special Intercollegiate Dressage Association Coach

Honoring one IDA coach who sparks students’ passions for dressage

Credit: Courtesy, Marilyn Borglum Artist Marilyn Borglum frequently paints Urano VO, a Lusitano stallion owned by Lisa Diersen of the Royal Lusitano Farm in St. Charles, Illinois. Mario Contreras has competed Urano through Third Level.

Where Dressage Meets the Canvas

Exploring equine form and gesture in classical portraiture

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The Logistics of Importing a Horse

An in-depth look at the logistics of importing a horse from Europe to the United States

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Kimberly Herslow attended Delaware Valley College and has competed extensively at the international level and is aiming to compete in the 2018 World Equestrian Games with her horse, Rosmarin.

The Value of Equine Education

Top industry professionals reflect on their experiences with equine-degree programs and intercollegiate riding.

Credit: Courtesy, Jasmine Smith Jessica Smith-Clarke and the 8-year-old Shetland pony, Tiggywinkle.

5-Year-Old Rider Jessica Smith-Clarke Discovers Dressage

One little rider is inspiring those around her in a big way.

This is the beautiful Aasee lake in Munster. It's located just a few minutes from the center of town.

An Equestrian's Dream Tour of Munster, Germany

DT's managing editor visits a legendary show jumper's farm, a world-class competition facility, a local tack shop, riding club and more!

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Holy Horseflesh! Part 2

A first timer's trip to the Elite Hanoverian Auctions at Verden

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Goodbye USA, Hello Germany!

Dressage Today's managing editor Lindsay Paulsen shares her first impressions of Germany after adventures in Hamburg and a trip to Hof Bornsen.

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To Hell with Comfort Zones

DT's Managing Editor Prepares for a Month-Long Visit to Germany

Credit: Provided by Alex Philpin From left: Coach Heather Blitz, Annie's mother, Becky, Annie on Lancelot Warrior, and groom Alex Philpin.

Heather Blitz on Coaching at the Paralympics

In this Q&A, Heather Blitz explains her experience of coaching Annie Peavy at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Credit: Caballos de Cardenas Juan Manuel and Fuego in Saumur, France, where they won the Nation’s Cup representing Spain in 2010 and the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Kür for three consecutive years (2010-2012).

Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz and Fuego XII

Catch up with this Spanish olympic dressage combination

Credit: Rod Millington Movie producers Dori Rath and Castille Landon both knew they wanted to cast a Friesian for the role of Dag Dia, the powerful stallion in their new film.

Friesians On Film

This beloved baroque breed shines on the silver screen.

Credit: Susan Stone Clinic participants gathered with Bertrand Ravoux (center, front row) at Celebration Farm in Maryland.

Ecole de Légèreté Debuts in the United States

Max Goodman shares the story of her experience with this French Classical school.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Kathy Connelly (standing) pointed out that Adrienne Lyle is very skilled at riding in a way that is rewarding for the horses. She added that by observing a horse’s ears, eyes and tail, it is easy to tell if he feels confident and appreciated.

Touring Wellington's Top Dressage Barns

Take an inside look with the editors of Dressage Today during The Dressage Foundation's 2016 Florida Dream Tour.

Credit: High Time Photography Radka Heineman with her own Oldenburg gelding, San Jaco TWF

A Dressage Pair Grows Together

One adult rider forges a new path with her young horse and finds pleasant surprises along the way.

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Slow Down in Your Dressage Journey

Jenny Susser, PhD, explains why slowing down can help you reach your goals faster.