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An Untalented Rider's Perspective: 16 Skills Anyone Can Master to Be a Better Horseperson

Dressage Today's Lindsay Paulsen reflects on the ways we can all improve as riders, regardless of talent level or resources.

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How Long Will It Take for a Dressage Rider to Reach Grand Prix Level?

Charlotte Bredahl-Baker answers this reader question, explaining factors that will affect a rider's journey to Grand Prix level.

Credit: Beth Baumert When you are mounted, you want to feel that when you turn your shoulders, they stay perpendicular to an imaginary rod along your spine from your hips to your head. Your hips pivot slightly in the same direction so they are in the correct position to bend the horse. Annie Morris rides Liqueur, owned by Randi Nelson Shipley.

How to Use Correct Body Alignment to Ride Bending Lines

Use correct body alignment to ride a bending line with true connection.

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Addressing Rider Fear: Part 1

What are you afraid of? Sport psychologist Jenny Susser, PhD, discusses the individual and personal nature of fear.

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The World Equestrian Games Are On!

Blogger and USEF dressage judge Margaret Freeman shares her unique perspective of WEG as a Tryon-area local.

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Don't Settle for the "Safe" Dressage Scores

Blogger and judge Margaret Freeman explains why higher scores are often worth the risk.

Credit: PhelpsPhotos.com Ingrid Klimke poses with her father, the late Dr. Reiner Klimke, in 1999.

The Klimke Approach to Dressage

Germany’s Olympic eventing gold medalist and Grand Prix dressage rider, Ingrid Klimke carries on her legendary father’s classical approach to dressage.

First Rider Klaus Krzisch poses with Elève Sojourner Morrell and a 3-and-1/2-year-old Lipizzan stallion at the yard of the stables at Vienna's historic Hofburg palace. | Photo by Herwig Prammer

Becoming an Elève: A Female Rider at the Spanish Riding School

U.S. female rider Sojourner Morrell is accepted to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria.