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Solutions: How To Achieve an Uphill Half-Halt

Visualize how to achieve an uphill half-halt with this tip from Grand Prix rider Chrissa Hoffmann

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Align and Balance for a Better Ride

You’ll relax, feel your horse, know what aids you need and clearly communicate for a prompt, willing response.

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9 Tips from Dorothee Schneider

Two-time Olympian Dorothee Schneider shares training tips during the New England Dressage Association Symposium.

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Part 1: Rhythm with Ali Brock

Olympian Ali Brock explains the terms "rhythm" and "tempo" with a focus on rhythm.

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Peaking Your Horse's Performance

Three leading equine professionals weigh in on maximizing your dressage horse’s athletic performance with perfect timing.


Where Real Dressage Begins: Shoulder-In

Shoulder-in seems like a simple movement, but to this Grand Prix rider and trainer, it is the first real test of collection and engagement.

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Learning from the Leaders

The four official U.S. dressage trainers take the stage at the USDF Trainers Conference.


5 Dressage Tips from the Masters

Learn how to polish your flatwork and boost your dressage scores with these five world-class riders.


Laura Graves: Less Work, Bigger Reward

Olympian Laura Graves’ valuable dressage lessons for jumper riders

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Masterclass: 8 Tips with WEG Gold Medalist Isabell Werth

Dressage fans in southern California were treated to a recent clinic with renowned German dressage rider Isabell Werth. Here were the key training takeaways from the weekend.

How do I Shorten My Reins Smoothly After a Stretch?

Grand prix dressage rider Jaralyn Gibson shares how to properly readjust the reins after a stretch.

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Exercises and Advice from Robert Dover

Three riders share the lessons they learned on throughness, connection and more from this six-time Olympian.

Developing Collection Without Resistance

Top dressage judge and coach Karen Adams offers a positive approach to tackling the top of the Training Pyramid.

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Lisa Wilcox: Coming Back to America

Olympian Lisa Wilcox melds European philosophy with U.S. self-determination to produce dressage superstars.

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How can I make my circles rounder?

Top dressage rider and trainer JJ Tate shares an exercise to help you ride correctly shaped circles during your test.

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Bruno Greber: Building Communication Lines

A Swiss Riding Master shows how classical dressage techniques improve hunter/jumper training.

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How To Sit the Trot Without Bouncing

A top dressage trainer offers helpful tips on how riders can master the sitting trot.

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How Do I Teach My Horse to Stretch and Collect?

Dressage judge and trainer Maryal Barnett shares how to work methodically through the training pyramid.