Third Level

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A Reminder That Progress in Dressage is Not Linear

Adult Amateur and DT blogger Carolyn Healy reflects on her challenging last year of dressage training and shares an important positive takeaway.

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VIDEO: Janet Foy on the 2019 Third Level Dressage Tests

In this video, Janet Foy gives an overview of the new Third Level dressage tests and responds to audience questions.

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Why Good Basics Are So Important in Dressage

Gabriel Armando draws on his personal experience to explain why all dressage riders need a solid foundation of basic skills.

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Tips for a Correct Outside Leg Position

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

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Develop a Dressage Training Plan to Move Up

An FEI rider explains how you can create a training schedule for a Second Level horse—but the “planning” principles apply to horses of all levels.

Credit: Photos courtesy, Cindy Sydnor Emme Johnston rides Just Jake, her 14-year-old Canadian/Thoroughbred cross gelding, at Third Level.

Courtney King-Dye's Advice to Improve Your Balance in the Saddle

Courtney King-Dye critiques Emme Johnston at Third Level.

It can be a good showmanship strategy to do a canter-to-trot transition near to the corner at Training Level.

The Role of Showmanship in Dressage Tests

Margaret Freeman explains the art of presenting your horse in the best light to the judge.

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Applicants Sought to Ride with Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt

Appearing at Dressage Showcase at International Omaha 2018

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Understanding the New 2015 Dressage Tests

Janet Foy explains how the 2015 dressage tests have changed

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Fearless Flying Changes

Steffen Peters, Dr. Volker Moritz and Uwe Mechlem talk with FEI "I" judge and former Canadian dressage team member Lorraine Stubbs on the fine points of the flying change.

Credit: SusanJStickle.com Half pass is an advanced exercise and is executed well as a result of a horse and rider who are well trained and have a good understanding and solid foundation for the basics.

How Can I Make the Half Pass Flow?

Learn how your horse's stiff and hollow sides affect this movement.

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The Unwritten Rules of Dressage Test Riding

Follow these points for each dressage level to improve your dressage test scores.

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Building Trust with Dressage Training

A horse owner learns that putting complete faith in your dressage horse can be the key to success in dressage training.