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5 Exercises to Help You Find and Feel Correct Dressage Leg Position

Kathy Rowse answers a reader question and provides some advice to improve dressage leg position.

Credit: Beth Baumert Stair Stretches

5 Exercises for Rider Suppleness with Jessica Jo Tate

Learn how to use your "absorbing joints" to better follow your horse's motion.

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My First Kiss: The Half Halt

A neurosurgeon finds that learning the half halt is more difficult than performing brain surgery.

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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.

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Tune Your Riding Position to Put Your Horse into “Drive”

Understand what it means to have your horse "in front of the leg."

Credit: Mary McKenna Always keep your goal in mind: to create harmony between two individual body-movement systems. Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel rides Florenz, a 9-year-old Bavarian Warmblood owned by Sandra Smith.

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 2

Now that you have a better understanding of your specific body proportions, find the right exercises to help you progress.

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.