Volte

secrets of the half halt

The Secrets of the Half Halt with Conrad Schumacher

Trainer Conrad Schumacher explains step by step how to master the intricacies of the half halt and ride it correctly—whatever the situation.

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Christoph Hess: Ride Like a Dressage Professional, Part 2

German master Christoph Hess explains the key elements of a successful training system.

Gerhard Politz Dressage Schooling Notebook Exercise of Circles

Dressage Schooling Notebook: An Exercise of Circles

Improve your horse’s straightness and contact with this dressage training exercise from Gerhard Politz.

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How to Ride and Utilize Shoulder-In with Ernst Hoyos

Learn about this classical straightening exercise that produces throughness.

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How to Judge and Ride Circles and Voltes with Janet Foy

Janet Foy explains correct execution of circles, voltes and serpentines with tips for both dressage riders and judges.

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How Do I Weight My Inside Seat Bone Correctly in a Volte, Circle or Shoulder-In?

The seat bone seems to me like one of the most important aids the rider has. How do I weight it correctly when riding a volte, circle or shoulder-in?

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Dressage Test Tips for Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges

Janet Foy explains how to the combine shoulder-in, volte, circle and half pass, with tips on how to ride and judge the movements.