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Theory

What is the Difference Between Rhythm and Tempo in Dressage?

Heather Blitz explains the difference between these two terms used commonly in dressage.

Instruction

Increase Your Horse’s Responsiveness to Your Aids

Sabine Rijssenbeek explains how to improve this aspect of communication between horse and rider.

Instruction

9 Training Tips from German Dressage Olympian Dorothee Schneider

Inside the 2019 New England Dressage Association Symposium

Instruction

4 Signs You Are Riding Your Dressage Horse Too Short in the Neck

A short neck indicates a problem in the connection and the early steps of the dressage pyramid of training—rhythm, relaxation, seeking the contact. William Solyntjes discusses four symptoms of a short neck.

Instruction

Rhythm and Tempo with Ali Brock, Part 1

U.S. dressage Olympian Ali Brock explains the terms with a focus on rhythm.

Instruction

Rhythm and Tempo with Ali Brock, Part 2

U.S. dressage Olympian Ali Brock elaborates on these terms, now focusing on tempo. She also shares advice to help you control your horse's tempo.

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.

Instruction

Pedaling: A Technique to Improve Your Dressage Horse’s Walk

How pedaling can help your horse develop rhythmic suppleness in his back

FEI

Develop Piaffe with Hilda Gurney, Part 2

A guide for training this collected movement under saddle

Theory

Tips to Become “One” With Your Horse

Author and dressage trainer Dominique Barbier offers advice on how to be more focused when working with your dressage horse.

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