Travers

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How to Maintain Correct Bend in the Half Pass

Madeleine Austin explains the "ingredients" of a successful half pass.

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Training Tips to Introduce Haunches-In (Travers)

Haunches-in can be a beneficial training tool when it is correctly applied. In this article, Gerhard Ablinger explains how to determine if your horse is ready to learn haunches-in and shares some tips to introduce it.

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How to Ride Travers and Half Pass

Dressage judge Janet Foy explains how to judge and ride these required movements.

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How to Develop a More Elastic Trot in Your Dressage Horse

Dressage judge Sandy Hotz offers advice on how to make a dressage horse's trot more elastic.

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Introducing Travers and Renvers with Hilda Gurney

These exercises prepare your horse to move up.

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An Inside Look at Carl Hester's Training System

Training tips, strategies and philosophies from this five-time Olympian and world-class horseman

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Teaching Travers with Belinda Nairn-Wertman

This Olympian shows how to develop your horse’s suppleness, collection and strength with haunches-in.

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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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The Spiraling Circle as a Suppling Exercise for Your Dressage Horse

Becky Langwost-Barlow explains the nuances of the spiral circle as compared to the half pass.

Photos by Silke Rottermann When working in-hand, the horse learns to follow the rider’s hand in any direction.

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Colonel Christian Carde shares this classical approach to training the horse

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Riding the "Dreaded" Canter Zigzag with Jane Savoie

The counter change of hand in dressage half pass at Intermediaire II can be mastered if you break it down into details.

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The Unwritten Rules of Dressage Test Riding

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