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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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6 Rules to Ride by in Dressage

Yvonne Barteau shares a unique look at what a horse might ask of his rider.

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.