Susanne Von Dietze

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Improve Elasticity in Horse and Rider

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Training-Level combination.

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Connect with Your Horse’s Rhythm

Try these unmounted exercises to help find balance and mobilize your hips.

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How to Ride with a More Supple, Open Hip to Enhance Your Horse’s Movement

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a horse-and-rider pair at Training Level.

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Refine Horse and Rider Balance to Correctly Channel Energy

Equestrian biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Second-Level combination and suggests exercises to improve balance and prevent leaning.

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The Secret Behind a Springy Trot: Lead and Keep Your Horse's Rhythm

Susanne von Dietze explains how creating and maintaining rhythm will allow your horse to produce a springy trot.

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What's New in the World of Dressage Today

See what you've been missing in Dressage Today's latest educational media for dressage riders of all levels!

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VIDEO with Susanne von Dietze and JJ Tate: Collected Work

Susanne teaches JJ Tate on Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon, a 3/4 Connemara who has competed through Grand Prix.

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VIDEO with Susanne von Dietze: The Dressage Rider's Seat, Demo Ride

Watch Susanne von Dietze's explanation of rider biomechanics in action.

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VIDEO: Unmounted Exercises for the Dressage Rider's Seat

Susanne von Dietze takes us through an unmounted session where she describes the use of the rider’s seat and leads auditors (and you!) through exercises.

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VIDEO: Susanne von Dietze on The Dressage Rider's Seat

How the rider’s seat, balance and position affect the horse

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Rider Biomechanics: Discover a Deeper and More Effective Dressage Seat

Susanne von Dietze critiques Amber Hall and her young Oldenburg gelding at First Level.

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Rider Biomechanics: Engage Your Core to Find a Deeper Seat

Susanne von Dietze critiques this First-Level combination.

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Find a More Supple Leg and Hip Position While Riding

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a new horse-and-rider pair.

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Evaluating Progress in a Second Level Pair

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a Second Level combination.

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Tips for a Correct Outside Leg Position

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Meghan Drysdale at Third Level.

Credit: Shira Yeger Susanne von Dietze teaches her pupil, Shiori Shimoide, on the 12-year-old Dutch mare Kilda.

The Power of Positive Teaching in Dressage

A learning approach that focuses on trust, challenge and the necessity of mistakes yields satisfying results for dressage student and instructor.

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Progressing Toward More Rider Suppleness

Rider biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques and comments on a progression of Griffin Denham's riding photos.

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Tips to Let Go and Find Suppleness in Your Body

Biomechanics Expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Vanessa Meeks at Second Level

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Engage Your Core to Ride with More Forward Hands

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Erica Longenbach at Training Level.

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Carry Your Hands to Maintain an Active Core

Rider biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Barb Shannahan on Aero.

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The Effect of Upper-Body Balance on Lateral Work

Susanne von Dietze critiques Sarah Ryan at First Level.

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Improve Use of Weight Aids to Influence the Horse

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Sabine Anne Irbe and her 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood at the Young Rider level.

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Understand Your Center of Dynamics in the Saddle

Susanne von Dietze critiques Katherine Shelton at Introductory Level.