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Becoming a Better Rider By Becoming a Serious Student

The best thing a rider of any level can do if she wants to make progress with her riding is to become a serious student. ┬áIt doesn’t have to cost much or any money, and it can fit into your schedule where ever you can find a little time. There are opportunities for learning all …

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Dressage with Off-Breeds: The Failure Trap to Avoid

You know your horse isn’t the “typical” dressage horse. Maybe his breeding is unusual, or just not what we usually see in the ring. Maybe his gaits are not beautiful by nature, or maybe he has less than perfect conformation. Maybe you are proud of this, or maybe you are self-conscious about it. Regardless, he …

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Develop Your Eye for Correct Connection in Stretchy Trot

I can’t understand the words, but I don’t need to! What a beautiful illustration! So many riders think putting the horse’s ears below the withers puts the horse on the forehand, but that is only the case if it’s done incorrectly, as the first three diagrams show. I also see plenty of riders performing one …