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Theory

The Secret Behind a Springy Trot: Lead and Keep Your Horse’s Rhythm

Susanne von Dietze explains how getting the horse to perform bigger, longer steps while maintaining the rhythm remains one of the biggest challenges in dressage.

Theory

Dressage Terminology Explained: “Losgelassenheit”

Susanne Hamilton explains this German term that describes a concept of relaxation, looseness, movability and freedom.

Horse Care

How Studying Biomechanics Enhances Your Dressage Training

The study of biomechanics provides the basis for understanding multiple facets of dressage.

Instruction

Progressing Toward More Rider Suppleness

Rider biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques and comments on a progression of Griffin Denham's riding photos.

Instruction

Improve Shoulder Position by Creating Positive Tension

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Lone Rytter on her 9-year-old mare.

Instruction

Improve Shoulder Position by Creating Positive Tension

Instruction

Create Positive Tension for a Better Dressage Frame

FEI trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel explains the training tools that can motivate and guide the horse to create positive tension and carry himself in a dressage frame.

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