Monthly Archives: August 2009

3 Tips for Memorizing Your Dressage Test

If you want to ride a professional dressage test, the first thing is that you need to do is know your test. I mean REALLY know it. Even though from Training Level through 4th level, you can have some read … Continue reading

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You’re 15 Seconds Away From Relaxation When You Ride Your Horse

One of the simplest things you can do to break the cycle of fear and promote relaxation on your horse is to breathe, Now, I know you’re breathing or you wouldn’t be reading this! But are you breathing in a … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Dressage Horse To Bend On His Stiff Side

You can help your dressage horse bend better by riding him with extra bend when his stiff side is on the inside and no bend when his hollow side is on the inside. That’s simply the opposite from how he … Continue reading

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My Dressage Horse Comes Above the Bit and Curls Behind the Bit

Some dressage horses are very quick to switch from coming above the bit to curling behind the bit. If I’m describing your horse, you need to be able to quickly and smoothly change your aids to help him understand and … Continue reading

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Teach Your Lazy Horse To Go Forward Enthusiastically

Do you get exhausted trying to get your lazy horse to move forward energetically? It doesn’t have to be that way. All you need to do is go through the following 6 step process to put your lazy horse in … Continue reading

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Your Dressage Horse Should March During the Free Walk at Training Level

It’s just as important to do a good free walk with your dressage horse at Training Level as it is to develop your trot and canter work. Many riders lose sight of the fact that they should pay as much … Continue reading

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Does Your Dressage Horse Bend in the Lateral Movement Shoulder-in?

I just posted a new video on my Youtube channel,  which explains how you can tell if your dressage horse is bending in the lateral movement shoulder-in. It’s at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPmTqSBM8k0 So many people draw their inside leg back in this movement, … Continue reading

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