You Can’t Build Elegance with Force
Drawing parallels between yoga and dressage has helped this Grand Prix rider and trainer elevate his balance and strength and see the training journey through his horses' eyes.
Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy
Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.
Dressage Today Extra
Prep for Pirouettes and Learn About Equine Strength and Fitness Basics
Shannon Dueck shares her strategy to develop ultra collection PLUS a veterinarian’s perspective on maximizing your horse’s musculature.
How to Regulate Your Dressage Horse’s Canter Tempo
Claudia Garner offers tips for turning a runaway canter into a controlled, cadenced movement.
Tips to Sit a Big Trot More Effectively
USDF gold medalist Kamila Dupont offers advice and explains that addressing this issue begins with improving the horse's gaits.
There Is No Secret to Putting Your Horse “On the Bit”
Accomplished event rider and USDF gold medalist Jeremy Beale answers a reader question, explaining how skilled riders use finesse and feel, rather than strength, to teach their horses to look for the bit.
How Dressage Riders Benefit from Developing Strong Core Muscles
USEF “S” dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez shares her thoughts on becoming a fit rider.
Why Do I Feel Like a Beginner Rider Again?
Dressage Today's Jennifer Mellace shares an update on her return to the saddle.
Improve Reaction Time in the Circle of Aids
Suzanne von Dietze critiques Carmen Deville Makover and her PRE stallion at First Level.
Advice to Help Straighten a Crooked Canter
Barb Crabbe, DVM, answers a reader's question about her horse's crookedness at canter and offers some exercises to help strengthen the horse and straighten the canter.