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Credit: Susan J. Stickle Paying attention to a horse’s mental and physical development is an important part of Lisa Wilcox’s training. Here she rides Gallant Reflection HU.

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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Two Dressage Training Exercises with Sarah Lockman

Try these exercises focusing on counter bend and counter-canter.

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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.

Credit: Reprinted from Dressage Solutions by Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg Spiraling in and spiraling out on a 20-meter circle are exercises that can be used on young horses and it stays relevant all the way through Grand Prix.

How to Ride a Spiral Circle

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

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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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Sarah Lockman Gives Back to the Sport of Dressage in Free Dressage Clinic

An FEI-trainer gives a free dressage clinic to Pony Club riders looking to improve their skills.

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How to Ride First Level Leg Yields

Learn how the leg yield prepares for advancement in dressage training

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The Spiraling Circle as a Suppling Exercise for Your Dressage Horse

Becky Langwost-Barlow explains the nuances of the spiral circle as compared to the half pass.

Lauren Sprieser and Ellegria, a 10-year-old Westfalen mare trained to Grand Prix. | SusanJStickle.com

Dressage Training Exercises to Calm Your Hot Horse

Tips and dressage training exercises to help you manage a hot horse