Pirouette

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy

Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.

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2 Exercises to Improve the Pirouette Canter

Martin Kuhn gives advice to help you correct rhythm faults in the canter and encourage your horse to jump through the canter pirouette better.

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Prep for Pirouettes and Learn About Equine Strength and Fitness Basics

Shannon Dueck shares her strategy to develop ultra collection PLUS a veterinarian’s perspective on maximizing your horse’s musculature.

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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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What is Doma Vaquera?

Manuel Trigo explains this Spanish term, which can be loosely translated as a Spanish version of Western dressage.

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Don't Settle for the "Safe" Dressage Scores

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman explains why higher scores are often worth the risk.

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Suppleness: Kathleen Raine's Key to Success in Dressage

How to achieve this must-have component of your horse’s dressage training

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An Inside Look at Carl Hester's Training System

Training tips, strategies and philosophies from this five-time Olympian and world-class horseman

It can be a good showmanship strategy to do a canter-to-trot transition near to the corner at Training Level.

The Role of Showmanship in Dressage Tests

Margaret Freeman explains the art of presenting your horse in the best light to the judge.

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16 Dressage Training Questions with Ingrid Klimke

This Grand Prix dressage rider and Olympic eventer discusses her training principles as they apply to horses rising through the levels.

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Create More Jump in Your Dressage Horse's Canter

Cindy Sydnor critiques this horse and rider.

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9 Tips to Ride a Winning Dressage Test

Top dressage judges Lilo Fore, Anne Gribbons and Hilda Gurney weigh in.

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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.

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Increase Your Dressage Horse's Mobility

Jeremy Steinberg explains how to develop a more mobile horse for more expression in the gaits and movements.

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The Unwritten Rules of Dressage Test Riding

Follow these points for each dressage level to improve your dressage test scores.

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Lisa Wilcox's Toughest Dressage Training Challenge: The Flying Change

Olympian Lisa Wilcox had to get creative and find a new way to teach a Friesian dressage horse the flying change.

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Perfect Pirouettes with Shannon Dueck

Part 2: How to develop ultra collection into one of the most advanced movements.