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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.

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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.

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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.

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Monica Theodorescu: The Purpose and Value of Lateral Work

A discussion of this indispensable element in daily dressage training

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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.

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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.

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How to Ride a Spiral Circle

Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.

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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.

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Suppleness: Kathleen Raine’s Key to Success in Dressage

How to achieve this must-have component of your horse’s dressage training

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The Benefits of a Small Dressage Arena

Can the soundness of your dressage horse be related to the size of your arena?

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