Warm-up Arena

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Integrate Emotional Agility Into Your Riding

Shelley Rosenberg explains how she learned to adjust her mind’s position to be more effective as a rider.

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How to Reduce Your Stress Level in the Warm-Up Arena

Managing your stress involves how you prepare and how you recover.

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.

Credit: Amy K. Dragoo If you have a horse who tends to become mentally excited and nervous when sharing warm-up arena space with many other horses, it would be best to find an area with the least amount of interference from others.

Warm-Up Exercises for First Level Dressage

Lisa El-Ramey Hyslop shares her tips for a proper warm-up.