Renvers

Credit: SusanJStickle.com  Any exercises that move a horse’s shoulders from left to right and move his weight off his left side are valuable in achieving suppleness on the left rein. Haunches in left, renvers left and leg yield right, as demonstrated here by Pam Goodrich and Donnerhit, a Bavarian Warmblood gelding, will all help.

How Can I Achieve Suppleness on the Left Rein?

Fran Kehr shares her advice on suppling the horse and suggests exercises to help you shift your horse's balance.

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How to Ride Renvers (Haunches Out) with Lauren Sprieser

Learn how to ride this helpful movement and understand its purpose and benefits.

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How to Develop a More Elastic Trot in Your Dressage Horse

Dressage judge Sandy Hotz offers advice on how to make a dressage horse's trot more elastic.

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: An Exercise of Circles

Improve your horse’s straightness and contact with this dressage training exercise from Gerhard Politz.

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Introducing Travers and Renvers with Hilda Gurney

These exercises prepare your horse to move up.

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The Purpose of Dressage Movements with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains the function of dressage movements in this excerpt from her book, Dressage Q&A with Janet Foy.

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The Unwritten Rules of Dressage Test Riding

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