Upward Transitions

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Dressage Schooling Notebook: Transitions with Cindy Ishoy

Strengthen and supple your horse with a series of upward and downward transitions.

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Tips to Improve Trot Lengthening Transitions

Cindy Sydnor critiques this rider and 9-year-old mare.

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Connect Your Horse in Shoulder-Fore

How to use upward and downward transitions with half-halts in shoulder-fore.

Credit: Rebecca Neff When done properly, a simple leg yield looks flowing and natural for both horse and rider. Catherine Chamberlain rides Chance, her 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood.

Leg Yield for Relaxed Transitions

Catherine Chamberlain shows you how to improve your horse with these exercises.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl American Laura Graves and her 12-year-old Dutch gelding, Verdades (Florett AS x Goya), took the dressage world by storm this past year. At 27 years old, Graves and Verdades, aka Diddy, arrived in Europe as the underdogs and ended up in the top tier of riders at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.

Laura Graves: Tools for More Successful Connection

America’s dressage sensation gives advice on developing the perfect partnership.