Young Horse

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A Galloping Good Time: Productive Hacking for the Young Horse

Blogger Pam Stone shares how she incorporates hacking and hillwork in the training of her young horse. Plus, check out her tip for riding safely in the heat.

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Strategies for Training Young Horses: An Exercise to Combine Leg Yield and Turn on the Forehand

In the second installment of her two-part article on training young horses, Dressage Today blogger Jenna Arnold shares an exercise that teaches the horse to yield his ribcage.

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6 Strategies for Training Young Horses

Dressage Today blogger Jenna Arnold shares lessons from her experiences training young horses in this first installment of a two-part article.

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Go Down to Go Up: Promoting Relaxation in the Horse's Back

Dressage Today blogger Pam Stone shares an update on her youngster Lucas and details her observations on gaining access to his back.

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Gentle Hacks: A Break from the Rest of the World

Blogger Pam Stone shares an update on her young horse, Lucas, in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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A Jolly Good Ferro: in Praise of this Famous Dressage Bloodline

Blogger Pam Stone shares an update on her youngster, Lucas, who is a KWPN by Negro (by Ferro).

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Blogger Pam Stone: Beginning a Journey with a New Lifelong Equine Partner

Pam reflects on the search for and arrival of Lucas, a 3-year-old Negro gelding with a great brain, a big canter and lots of promise.

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Four Major Lessons I’ve Learned on My Dressage Journey

Blogger and dressage professional Jenna Arnold shares her reflections on the importance of high standards, perseverance, joy and community.

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Exchanging Sand for Grass: The Perks of Hill Work for Dressage Horses

Blogger Pam Stone shares her last update on her OTTB project, Voodoo, while explaining the benefits of working out of the ring.

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VIDEO: How to Structure Your Dressage Horse's Warm-Up with David Marcus

How a structured, systematic approach to warm-up is beneficial

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Training Dressage Horses With Willing Minds but Weak Bodies

In her latest blog, Pam Stone shares an update on another Arabian, named Party Girl, who has come her way for training.

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Training the Happy Dressage Athlete with JJ Tate

How to develop your dressage horse by teaching him to love learning

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How to Keep Your Dressage Horse Focused Despite Distractions

Stacey Hastings shares a few techniques to help you keep your horse tuned into you, instead of the distractions outside of the ring.

Credit: Reprinted from Dressage Solutions by Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg Spiraling in and spiraling out on a 20-meter circle are exercises that can be used on young horses and it stays relevant all the way through Grand Prix.

How to Ride a Spiral Circle

Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains this useful exercise to help develop collection while maintaining forwardness.

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How to Ride Correct Flying Changes on an Overeager Horse

Janet "Dolly" Hannon explains how to help your horse understand this movement.

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Why Do Gifted Dressage Horses Progress at a Faster Rate?

Two reasons why the guideline for the training of young, gifted dressage horses differs slightly from average horses.

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24 Dressage Training Tips from Kyra Kyrklund

Five-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund shares her dressage training secrets at a Kentucky symposium.

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Rules of the Ring: Universal Dressage Ring Etiquette

Beth Beukema shares 12 rules to help riders determine who has the right of way in a crowded arena.

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How To Determine Correct Stirrup Length for Your Dressage Work

Think your dressage stirrup length is just right? Dressage expert Steven Wolgemuth shares some ways to double check that you are riding with your stirrups at the correct length.

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How Dressage Horses Benefit from Variety

Courtney King-Dye explains the importance of days off, hack days and regular turnout.