Outside Rein

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How to Find the Right Amount of Elastic Contact on Your Dressage Horse's Outside Rein

USDF gold medalist Dennis Callin explains how to keep an elastic feel on the outside rein.

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Dressage Solutions: Make Your Circles Round

Try this tip from Sylvia Loch.

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Understanding the Half Pass Through Shoulder-In and Leg Yield

Kathy Priest explains how the half pass can be broken up into two easier exercises and then put back together.

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Dressage Work on the Second Track

Incorporate this into your training to improve connection and straightness and help you feel the effects of having a horse truly on the outside rein, a critical component of any half halt.

Credit: Rebecca Neff Leg yielding is a methodical movement that promotes straightness and throughness, which in turn promotes balance. Here Catherine Chamberlain demonstrates the leg yield with her Dutch Warmblood, Chance.

How to Successfully Ride "Inside Leg to Outside Rein"

Fran Kehr answers this reader question, explaining this combination of aids and what it achieves when performed correctly.

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Keep the Inside Leg Honest with Courtney King-Dye

Courtney King-Dye explains how to cultivate this important tool for the simple act of turning or bending.