Build strength and suppleness with a simple exercise.
Straightness and Suppleness for the Dressage Horse
Sabine Ense explains what straightness means and how you can achieve it. Only a horse who is supple can be straight.
Improve Your Horse’s Straightness in Canter Departs
Katherine Bateson-Chandler answers this reader question, discussing the ideal canter aids to help keep your horse straight.
Peeling the Onion for Greater Degrees of Throughness with Lisa Wilcox
An American Olympian describes her system for developing her horses mentally and physically from their start as young horses to the Grand Prix.
Monica Theodorescu: The Purpose and Value of Lateral Work
A discussion of this indispensable element in daily dressage training
Use Transitions to Develop Your Dressage Horse’s Throughness: A Four-Step Exercise
Ride through these four steps from Beth Baumert to improve your horse's throughness.
How to Keep Your Dressage Horse Focused Despite Distractions
Stacey Hastings shares a few techniques to help you keep your horse tuned into you, instead of the distractions outside of the ring.
How to Ride a Spiral Circle
Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.
Straightness: How to Align the Horse
Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains how it is the job of the rider to make the horse as even on both sides as possible, therefore improving his straightness.
Suppleness: Kathleen Raine’s Key to Success in Dressage
How to achieve this must-have component of your horse’s dressage training