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How to Free the Horse’s Shoulders to Lengthen the Gaits

Jose Mendez explains with special focus on baroque breeds.

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What is Doma Vaquera?

Manuel Trigo explains this Spanish term, which can be loosely translated as a Spanish version of Western dressage.

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Monte Velho: An Equestrian Paradise

This Lusitano stud farm and resort offers international-caliber riding instruction with local flavor.

Credit: Courtesy, Sylvia Loch

Sylvia Loch: My Toughest Dressage Training Challenge

This rider made a Grand Prix schoolmaster out of an ex-bullfighting stallion.

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Riding in a Bitless Bridle for Desensitization

David De Wispelaere weighs in on whether or not riding bitless can help to desensitize a reactive horse.

Felicitas and Tonico showing. Photo by Susan J. Stickle.

The Journey of a Baroque Horse

FEI trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel shares her story of finding a baroque horse, Tonico do Top, and training him to the highest level of dressage.

Megan Rust and her top-hat helmet | Photo courtesy of Megan Rust

The Top-Hat Dressage Helmet

A determined dressage rider made the top-hat safety helmet a reality.