Timing

canter transition

How Do I Ride a Clean Walk-Canter Depart on My Dressage Horse?

USEF ā€œSā€ dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez offers tips on schooling a clean walk-canter depart

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The Dressage Whip: Complexity Increases as You Progress

The whip is an important training tool in dressage when used properly.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Discovering how important the timing of our aids is begins with the rider developing an understanding of the biomechanical footfalls of the horse. In free walk, where the horse has complete freedom of his head and neck and is swinging over his back, feel the swing through his belly muscles.

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.