Schoolmaster

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Why Good Basics Are So Important in Dressage

Gabriel Armando draws on his personal experience to explain why all dressage riders need a solid foundation of basic skills.

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Why Do Gifted Dressage Horses Progress at a Faster Rate?

Two reasons why the guideline for the training of young, gifted dressage horses differs slightly from average horses.

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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.

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Why Do I Feel Like a Beginner Rider Again?

Dressage Today's Jennifer Mellace shares an update on her return to the saddle.

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Balagur: The Forever-Young Dressage Horse

This Olympic veteran turned dressage schoolmaster seems to have found the fountain of youth.

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Monte Velho: An Equestrian Paradise

This Lusitano stud farm and resort offers international-caliber riding instruction with local flavor.

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Insights on Shopping for a Dressage Horse

Whether you're looking for a dressage schoolmaster or buying a young, green horse, you can take a variety of steps to ensure your shopping is a success.

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A New Meaning for “Never” in Dressage

One senior dressage rider’s quest to earn her USDF gold medal

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No One Can Train a Dressage Horse Alone

Dressage trainer Lauren Sprieser shares an important lesson she learned in her dressage journey.

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Sylvia Loch: My Toughest Dressage Training Challenge

This rider made a Grand Prix schoolmaster out of an ex-bullfighting stallion.

Credit: Susan J. Stickle Eva Colacicco's 27-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Brou, remains supple and fluid in his movement and continues to improve in self-carriage.

The Joys of Riding a Senior Dressage Horse

Five amateur dressage riders share their stories

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Can Your Dressage Training Improve with Limited Time in the Saddle?

Lauren Sprieser explains how to make progress even with time constraints on your opportunity to ride.