Position

outside rein contact

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.

susanne von dietze by amy k dragoo

VIDEO: Susanne von Dietze on The Dressage Rider's Seat

How the rider’s seat, balance and position affect the horse

Credit: Emily Austin Photography Sandra Daugirda poses with Zee and clinician Lilo Fore.

The 10-Track Mind: A Dressage Lesson with Lilo Fore

10 key points for riding like a dressage professional

Credit: Corinne Foxley Harmony between horse and rider depends on a good seat. Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel rides Morgenstern, owned by Jayne Nessif.

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 1

Learn how to understand your own body in order to address your specific position challenges.

Credit: Vladimir Polchaninoff Develop a student’s supple seat: Raul de Leon longes his student of nine years, Erin Bleakney, on Veillantif, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Vladimir Sadov. It takes a lot of integrity as a trainer to resist the urge to rush the slow work involved in developing a supple seat.

Six Tips for Dressage Instructors from Raul de Leon

In the November 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine, Raul de Leon gives advice and exercises to help trainers teach dressage to students. Here is a list of tips for instructors.