Piaffe

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Small Steps to Half-Steps

Break the introduction to piaffe into stress-free, easy-to-achieve steps.

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Using Hills to Challenge Your Dressage Horse's Balance

Tips for riding outside of the arena with Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

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Creating Excellence in Dressage: Putting It into Practice with Sue Blinks

Part 2: Olympian Sue Blinks shows how her multifaceted approach works in teaching movements like shoulder-in and piaffe.

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Develop Piaffe with Hilda Gurney, Part 2

A guide for training this collected movement under saddle

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst Charlotte Dujardin's riding position shows an almost perfect ear-shoulder-hip-heel alignment

What is Correct Rider Position for Collected Work in Dressage?

Katie Hoefs-Martin discusses the value of correct rider position and how it evolves during collected work.

Angard is an 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion owned by Elisabeth Ehrenrooth.

Building Power In Relaxation with Hubertus Schmidt

A top German dressage professional explains how to make your horse active and cadenced without losing relaxation.

24 Dressage Training Tips

24 Dressage Training Tips from Kyra Kyrklund

Five-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund shares her dressage training secrets at a Kentucky symposium.

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In-Hand Work with Rafael Soto

A Q&A with this Olympic medalist from the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

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When Aretha Franklin Rocked the Dressage World

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman fondly remembers Debbie McDonald's freestyle performance aboard Brentina at the 2005 World Cup Dressage Final.

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Small Steps to Piaffe with Shelly Francis, Part 1

How to develop a strong foundation for a challenging upper-level movement.

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Granat: An Unlikely Dressage Champion

The life and career of Christine Stückelberger’s Olympic champion

Hilda Gurney works with Luminence, her 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding by her Trakehner stallion Leonidas.

Develop Piaffe with Hilda Gurney: Part 1

How half steps start the process of teaching a horse to piaffe

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.

Credit: Doug McGlothlin Training the young horse on the long lines often will be safer and more productive with a front handler.

Training the Piaffe with Long Lines

Kathy Connelly explains how taking that first step toward the ultimate goal in dressage can be simplified by proper execution of this productive technique.

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg is the former First Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. He now gives clinics worldwide and lives and trains in Vienna. His 23-year-old daughter, Caroline, is the rider in these photos. | Photos by Ewald Willibald

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg: Measuring Degrees of Dressage Collection

The former First Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School explains the scale for measuring degrees of dressage collection.

Isabell Werth rides Warum Nicht (Hannes) in competition. The pair won the 2007 World Cup. | Photo by Barbara Schnell

Isabell Werth's Dressage Training System Unveiled

Riders learn the nuances of German Olympian Isabell Werth's training system at the U.S. Dressage Federation National Dressage Symposium.

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Go Back to Basics to Build a Solid Training Foundation

Instead of a quick fix or short cut, go back to basics to build a solid foundation of training.