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Warm Up

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Warming up the Upper Level Dressage Horse

FEI 5* Judge Janet Foy discusses the importance of warming up the upper level dressage horse.

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Help Your Horse Recover From Intense Work

Considerations for training, competition, dietary strategy and supportive therapy

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A Four-Step Checklist to Begin Every Ride

Use this easy-to-follow checklist as a tool to check in on your horse's responsiveness to each of the aids.

Credit: Mary McKenna Always keep your goal in mind: to create harmony between two individual body-movement systems. Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel rides Florenz, a 9-year-old Bavarian Warmblood owned by Sandra Smith.

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 2

Now that you have a better understanding of your specific body proportions, find the right exercises to help you progress.

Joanna Allmeling and Avril, owned by Karen Klemt, compete at Hohnstorf in Lauenburg Elbe, Germany.

Warm-Up Strategies for Show-Ring Success

Rider and Trainer Endel Ots shares his tips for preparing to ride a dressage test.

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Structure Your Dressage Warm-Up with David Marcus

A Canadian Olympian explains the three must-haves for a purposeful start to your dressage horse’s work session.