Uphill Mover

Credit: Courtesy, Janet “Dolly” Hannon This horse is displaying articulation of the joints in his hindquarters and legs. This is an example of positive diagonal advanced placement (DAP).

Dressage Terminology Explained: “Quick Behind”

USEF 'S' dressage judge Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains what it means for a horse to be "quick behind" and why this quality is important in developing dressage horses.

Credit: Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz A horse “coming over his back” is much like a wave forming. The energy of the water is pushing from behind, causing the wave to come up and around, much like a horse’s energy pushes from behind up over his back and down his neck.

How to Achieve Real Uphill Balance with Your Dressage Horse

USDF Certified Instructor Candy Allen discusses how to create more freedom in a horse's shoulder and achieve uphill balance.