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Create Energy in Your Dressage Horse

Tom Noone explains how to address this common problem in dressage training by improving your horse's response to your aids.

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Find Your Horse's “Boing”

Add expression by riding the coiled spring.

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Engage Your Core to Ride with More Forward Hands

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Erica Longenbach at Training Level.

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Correct and Prevent Pumping with the Upper Body During Canter

A trainer, teacher and accomplished dressage competitor advises how to correct pumping with the upper body at the canter.

Credit: Beth Baumert A rider should find her line of travel with her eyes and then ride it from her seat.

A Dressage Rider's Guide to Accuracy and Balance

Learn about the effect your balance has on the independence of your aids and how riding accurate figures can improve you and your horse's balance.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com One of the hallmarks of a classical dressage position is a long, flat thigh. This positioning of the thigh pulls the seat bones down into the saddle, creating a deep, connected seat and stability in the rider’s position.

What is the Role of the Dressage Rider’s Upper Leg?

Sarah Geikie answers this reader question.

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Keys to Collecting Your Horse's Canter with Jennifer Baumert

Jennifer Baumert answers this reader question and explains some tips to help you ride a better collected canter.

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Cultivate a Good Dressage Seat

Learn these fundamentals of a good rider and their influence over the horse