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Shelly Francis Small Steps to Piaffe 1

Small Steps to Piaffe with Shelly Francis, Part 1

How to develop a strong foundation for a challenging upper-level movement.

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Are Sheath Noises Associated with Tension?

Ida Norris answers this reader-submitted question, explaining that sheath noise is caused by tensing of the muscles, primarily over the back.

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.