On The Bit

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There Is No Secret to Putting Your Horse "On the Bit"

Accomplished event rider and USDF gold medalist Jeremy Beale answers a reader question, explaining how skilled riders use finesse and feel, rather than strength, to teach their horses to look for the bit.

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Tips to Become "One" With Your Horse

Author and dressage trainer Dominique Barbier offers advice on how to be more focused when working with your dressage horse.

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Uncover the Mystery of “On the Bit”

A horse who is on the bit trusts the rider’s aids and accepts the contact with the bit.

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Tips to Maintain Your Dressage Horse's Suppleness on Straight Lines

Kirsi Nevalainen-LaCorte shares four ideas to help your horse stay soft on circles and straight lines.

With Sharon McCusker and Wrigley, Kyrklund explains the correct use of the resisting elbow as she presses on the back of McCusker’s upper arm. See what she does next on page 47.

Insights into Dressage Training from Kyra Kyrklund

Kyra Kyrklund explains her training philosophy, with focus on collection and tools for achieving it.

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Can Wiggling My Fingers Help Get My Horse on the Bit?

USDF gold medalist John Zopatti offers an honest opinion on wiggly fingers

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - arnd.nl There is no reason why a healthy and cooperative horse cannot learn piaffe.

Teaching Upper-Level Dressage Movements to Senior Horses

Kamila Dupont discusses her success teaching dressage to horses from other disciplines, in addition to teaching upper-level movements, like piaffe, to older horses.