Neck

May 26

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel—Riding the Neck Up and Out

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel works with a rider and a tense mare who tends to curl and get rigid in her neck

Kayla Kadlubek and Perfect Step by Jump Media WM-0762

Understanding the Equine Neck

Lameness, soreness, and performance issues that can arise in association with the horse’s neck and how to address them.

Credit: Courtesy of Trafalgar Square Books The first goal during the early schooling phase is to reestablish the natural rhythm of the horse in each basic gait. Mandy Zimmer trains with German Olympian Klaus Balkenhol.

The Fundamentals of Rhythm in Dressage Work

Eckart Meyners explains how to establish the young horse’s natural rhythm under the weight of the rider.

Credit: Conklin Photographic A beautiful head is a definite attraction for every horseperson. Dansuse MF, a 2-year-old filly owned by Merrydell Farm, has a lovely head with an intelligent eye that is calm but alert.

Evaluating Sport Horse Conformation with Lilo Fore

5 Points to Consider When Assessing a Young Horse

Charles de Kunffy's Three Moments of Evolutionary Breakthrough in Dressage Training

Classical dressage trainer Charles de Kunffy shares insight on developing your dressage horse and progressing toward collection.

tongue lolling by amy k dragoo

Tongue Resistance in the Dressage Horse

Jessica Jahiel gives suggestions for stopping a horse from sticking his tongue out to avoid the bit.