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What is the Difference Between Rhythm and Tempo in Dressage?

Heather Blitz explains the difference between these two terms used commonly in dressage.

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The Secrets of the Half Halt with Conrad Schumacher

Trainer Conrad Schumacher explains step by step how to master the intricacies of the half halt and ride it correctly—whatever the situation.

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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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Training The Overachieving Dressage Horse

You need a variety of strategies to train this type of horse.

If you try to add activity to a misaligned horse, the energy you create in the hind legs disappears out the crooked body part instead of passing through the back and connecting to the bit.

Activate Your Dressage Horse’s Motor

Learn what correct activity is and how the rider can use her aids to activate her horse’s motor.

Credit: Richard Malmgren Notice thisrelaxed and supple horse’s fully stretched neck on an obviously light rein. The lumbar back thrusts the pelvis forward and lowers the croup. The horse’s supple joints articulate well as he sinks down on his right hind leg. The rider demonstrates an adhesive seat. JJ Tate rides Donnermuth, a 2001 Rhinelander gelding (by Don Bedo) owned by Candace Tate.

Charles de Kunffy Explains the Meaning of “Forward"

Learn the true meaning of the term "forward" and how to put it to use in your dressage training.

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Fit and Prepared for Grand Prix Dressage with Jan Brons

Jan Brons explains his Grand Prix dressage training philosophy for the dressage horse and rider in this Q&A.