Stretching

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A Jolly Good Ferro: in Praise of this Famous Dressage Bloodline

Blogger Pam Stone shares an update on her youngster, Lucas, who is a KWPN by Negro (by Ferro).

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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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Training Dressage Horses With Willing Minds but Weak Bodies

In her latest blog, Pam Stone shares an update on another Arabian, named Party Girl, who has come her way for training.

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Pam Stone: Along Comes an Arabian

Blogger Pam Stone shares some details about her newest training challenge: an Arabian who is a recent convert to dressage.

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Christoph Hess: The Importance of the Stretch

Learn to correct a tight neck by riding your horse forward and downward to the hand.

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The Virtue of Stretching in Dressage

Judy Westlake explains the difference between a "good" stretch—one that gymnasticizes a horse's entire body involving his back—and a "bad" stretch—one that involves only the front part of a horse 's body.

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Karen Pavicic: How Stretching Can Benefit Your Horse

A Canadian team rider explains how to develop the horse’s back to create qualities needed for dressage horses at every level.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst- arnd.nl The best way to modify a horse’s postural habits is to focus on activating a wide range of muscles.

Modifying Muscle Patterns to Build a Better Equine Athlete

Understand why and how you should activate a greater range of muscles in your horse’s body.

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Time-Saving Tips for Real-World Dressage Riders

Take a look at these 27 tips to help fit barn time into your busy schedule.

Credit: Nancy Jaffer Ankle stretches can be done on the stairs at your home or on the mounting block as you’re warming up for your ride.

Riding Dressage After Injury

A New Jersey physician and horsewoman helps her patients return to riding after an injury.

Credit: Amy Dragoo Scott Hassler with Harmony’s Diamo Gold (left), an 8-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and Harmony’s Star Agent, a 9-year-old Oldenburg gelding, both owned by Harmony Sporthorses

Scott Hassler: Coach Your Horse for Success

One of America’s top trainers talks about how to improve your horse’s performance by being an ideal coach for him.

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The Purpose of Dressage Movements with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains the function of dressage movements in this excerpt from her book, Dressage Q&A with Janet Foy.

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How Do I Encourage My Andalusian to Stretch?

Are there exercises that work particularly well for Iberian breeds?

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Develop the Quality of Submission in Your Dressage Horse with Helen Langehanenberg

German dressage star Helen Langehanenberg explains the training quality of submission and shares how you can develop it in your horse.

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Dressage Warm-Up with Hubertus Schmidt

Olympian Hubertus Schmidt offers dressage warm-up strategies for getting the most out of training sessions.

Get Your Dressage Horse to Stretch Down into Contact

FEI dressage rider and trainer Jerry Schwartz gives you a six-step plan for asking your horse to stretch down into the contact.