Shoulder-in

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How to Find the Right Amount of Elastic Contact on Your Dressage Horse's Outside Rein

USDF gold medalist Dennis Callin explains how to keep an elastic feel on the outside rein.

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy

Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.

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How to Ride Renvers (Haunches Out) with Lauren Sprieser

Learn how to ride this helpful movement and understand its purpose and benefits.

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How to Use the Training Scale to Simplify and Troubleshoot Your Dressage Training

Dressage Today blogger Jenna Arnold shares some advice on how to focus on the root of your training challenges, rather than the symptom. Plus, try her exercise of the month that hones in on square turns.

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9 Training Tips from German Dressage Olympian Dorothee Schneider

Inside the 2019 New England Dressage Association Symposium

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Rhythm and Tempo with Ali Brock, Part 1

U.S. dressage Olympian Ali Brock explains the terms with a focus on rhythm.

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Creating Excellence in Dressage: Putting It into Practice with Sue Blinks

Part 2: Olympian Sue Blinks shows how her multifaceted approach works in teaching movements like shoulder-in and piaffe.

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Pam Stone: To Everybody Who Says Arabians Are Nuts

Blogger Pam Stone's time training Party Girl, an Arabian-Holsteiner mare concludes.

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Pam Stone: Another Month, Another Arabian

Blogger Pam Stone shares an update on the latest addition to her barn: a 14.1-hand Arabian.

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Tips to Become "One" With Your Horse

Author and dressage trainer Dominique Barbier offers advice on how to be more focused when working with your dressage horse.

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Marilyn Heath: What A Dressage Judge Wants to See

This USEF “S” judge offers her view on what she wants to see from dressage riders and their horses.

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You Don't Need a Fancy Horse In Order to Score Well on Walk Pirouettes

It’s a movement any horse with proper training can do well.

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: An Exercise of Circles

Improve your horse’s straightness and contact with this dressage training exercise from Gerhard Politz.

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24 Dressage Training Tips from Kyra Kyrklund

Five-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund shares her dressage training secrets at a Kentucky symposium.

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What is Doma Vaquera?

Manuel Trigo explains this Spanish term, which can be loosely translated as a Spanish version of Western dressage.

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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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Understanding the Half Pass Through Shoulder-In and Leg Yield

Kathy Priest explains how the half pass can be broken up into two easier exercises and then put back together.

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Introducing Travers and Renvers with Hilda Gurney

These exercises prepare your horse to move up.

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5 Steps to Shoulder-In with Michelle Gibson

An Olympic bronze medalist shares her strategy for learning and polishing this pivotal movement.

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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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An Inside Look at Carl Hester's Training System

Training tips, strategies and philosophies from this five-time Olympian and world-class horseman