the complete online dressage course

Over 60 easy-to-understand presentations breaking down the theory of dressage, taking you step-by-step through the competitive levels.


Our mission is to encourage more riders into the world of dressage, and for that to happen, we need to make the sport easier to understand. This course is our next best step in doing just that.


Simple and easy to understand presentations breaking down the principles dressage.


Download our fill-in-the-blank worksheets and test your knowledge with our quizzes.


No subscription. Just one simple low payment is needed for lifetime access to all lessons.


Starting at the beginning, this course gives you a step-by-step progression. 


A full course covering all the movements from grassroots to Grand Prix.


Access the first two training modules free of charge, including The Scales of Training.


Dressage is a complicated sport that leaves many riders feeling like they are going around in circles - quite literally! This course aims to fix that.

Our aim was to create a COMPLETE COURSE that teaches dressage in a SIMPLE and LOGICAL way that ANYONE would be able to follow.

step-by-step progression

Starting at the very beginning, this course helps you to progress through the levels with simple and easy-to-understand presentations, breaking down the principles of dressage.


 This course is designed for every horse and rider.

Travers dressage course


Correct dressage training benefits all riders. Regardless of the discipline you choose to compete in, dressage should form your foundation. 


It doesn't matter whether you have a just-backed youngster, an ex-racehorse that you are retraining, or an already established dressage horse. 


You will learn what the dressage judges are looking for and how to train and ride all dressage movements correctly and consecutively.


Just one low payment will give you access to all the training presentations and content within this course — no subscription or recurring payments are required. Plus, if we add or update any videos, you'll get access to those too!


Here's what you can expect from our training presentations. 


We're not going to teach you how to ride a simple change until you can ride walk-canter and canter-walk. Each module builds on the one before helping you progress successfully through the levels.


Each lesson includes a downloadable and printable "fill-in-the-blanks" worksheet for you to complete and take additional notes as you follow along with the lesson.


Each video has been edited to include English closed captions and chapter timestamps, helping you find the information you want.


There is a short, optional, multiple-choice quiz at the end of every lesson to test your new knowledge and understanding of the movement.


Many lessons also have a downloadable exercise sheet containing key lesson points and a selection of exercises you can try at home.


We do not include recordings of other people having riding lessons. Instead, we use presentations and diagrams to give you a complete understanding of how and why to ride various movements. 

Create the partnership you always wanted

Correct dressage training creates a clear communication channel between horse and rider, resulting in less mis-communication, second-guessing, and confusion.

This helps build a harmonious partnership and gives you and your horse more confidence and enjoyment in the ridden work.


Here are the current lessons that are included in this course. 

Introduction - FREE MODULE

About this Course

About Dressage

The Scales of Training - FREE MODULE

Introduction to the Scales








Training the Dressage Horse

How the Horse Thinks & Learns

The Horse’s Balance

The Structure of Your Training Sessions

The Dressage Arena

The Rider

Successful Rider Attitude

Setting Goals

Rider Position & Balance

Rising Trot

Sitting Trot

Influencing the Horse

Leg to Hand


Paces 1

Medium Walk

Free Walk on a Long Rein

Working Trot

Working Canter

Transitions 1

Introduction to Transitions

Preparing for Transitions

Upward Transitions

Downward Transitions

Movements 1


Circles, Bending & Flexion




Give & Retake

Allow the Horse to Stretch

Paces 2

Introduction to Pace Variations

Medium Trot

Medium Canter

Collected Trot & Canter

Transitions 2

Walk to Canter

Canter to Walk

Simple Change

Movements 2



Introduction to Lateral Work


Shoulder-Fore & Shoulder-In


Paces 3

Extended Trot & Canter

Collected Walk

Extended Walk

Transitions 3

Canter to Halt

Halt to Canter

Flying Changes

Movements 3

Walk Pirouette



Counter-Change of Hand & Zig-Zag

Canter Pirouette

Paces 4



Transitions 4

Tempi Changes

Passage to Piaffe to Passage

Buy it now!!!

If you don’t know the basics you can only reach so far. This is the best money I’ve spent on my dressage education. The cost is barely two lesson with an instructor. And instructors can’t give you this strong theoretical foundation to build upon.

It is excellent pedagogy, repetition is built in, the quizzes keep you repeating and learning and checking that you got the message. It’s so much easier to understand like this compared to reading a book. I can listen to lectures while screen on phone is turned off, which allows me more study time.

It’s a great comprehensive guide which in all sureness will make me a better rider. And probably you too. Go get it!

- Julia Larsson

Fabulous resource

Having had the link for How To Dressage shared with me a couple of days ago, I clicked on the link.. and wasn’t disappointed. I’ve spent last year undertaking the start of my dressage journey (unaffiliated) and wish I’d had this resource sooner.

Understanding where dressage came from, and the principles that underpin it has helped me to better understand the benefit that this discipline will being .. firstly to my horse Ziggy Zu, and secondly to me. Rather than the focus on rosettes, and how to win them, this programme appears to offer a way to build up a relationship with your horse based on understanding how horses move, how to help them achieve their physical potential and how to support rather than force them.

I would I recommend this to anyone who wants to work with their horse and help them in being healthy, fit and happy

- Gill Birrell


Just one simple low payment.

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  • One-time payment
  • Lifetime access
  • No subscriptions or tie-ins
  • Access to over 60 training videos
  • Quizzes, worksheets, and exercises
  • Available to purchase in 6 different currencies


In order to keep this course available for just one low price, here are a few things that are not included with this course. 


This is a self-taught course and How To Dressage will not be available to answer questions relating to individual training issues.  


All training videos are only available to watch through our website. They cannot be downloaded and watched offline, therefore, please make sure you have a working internet connection. 


Due to the course being an intangible digital product that is non-returnable, we are unable to offer refunds. However, you do get free access to the first two modules which we strongly advise you watch before purchasing. 


Just follow these five simple steps and you'll be on your way to achieving your dressage and horse riding goals. 

Step 1

Click on one of the 'Get Started for Free' buttons and you'll be taken to the course dashboard. 

Step 2

You'll be prompted to create an account. No card details are required. We only need an email address and a password. 

Step 3

Once registered, you will be able to watch the first 10 videos in this course free of charge! Which includes all the videos in The Scales of Training module. 

Step 4

Once you have watched our free videos and you are happy with the content that we are providing, then simply try to access one of the premium videos. This will take you to a page with a button to 'Buy Now' in your chosen currency with one simple payment. 

Step 5

Enjoy instant and lifetime access to all the training videos and content in this course. Plus, if we add or update any videos in the future, you'll get access to those too!


Whilst we were building this course, we ask our students to give us feedback through an anonymous survey. And because it was anonymous, they could tell us what they REALLY though!

Love this program! There were a lot of things I didn't understand in lessons but this course has helped me! Especially in my riding.

Information presented in a very concise and comprehensive manner especially for novice dressage, yet experienced Hunter rider. Appreciate how info is laid out with what to do's as well as what not to do's so full details are explained and why it is vital to the desired outcome. Also like how care is taken to inform rider about keeping training in line with keeping horse healthy and safe. This course has been extremely helpful to understanding theory of dressage, biomechanics, and has positively improved my riding and skill. Discussing step-by-step breakdown understanding of movements and how to apply the theory to practical riding has resulted in an enhanced relationship with my horse especially during specific training sessions and overall training program. I also like how the entire course covers and encompasses aspects related to all elements. This is one of the best dressage courses I have engaged in and I do find the price to be very fair and good value and the information is presented in a very organized manner. Thank you for all the taking the time and effort to provide all the details!

Absolutely awesome!!! Simple to understand and great instructions. I have already been applying them to my riding!!

I honestly cannot praise this course enough! It's absolutely fantastic. It is THE BEST and EASIEST course I've found. Your explanations are fantastic; so easy to understand. I'm absolutely thrilled with what you've put together. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I love, love, love the structure of the course and clarity of your video presentations. It is easy to digest and engaging to learn.
THANK YOU for producing such an excellent toolkit.
I'm 43yo returning to riding lady with a very slowly home started mare who was backed at 6yo and is now 8yo whom I've had from 2yo and we are just getting into work with bit and bridle after a big break. So the release of your course was perfect timing for us 🙂

I love this course!! It explains the principles of dressage so clearly, and I love the handouts, quizzes and exercises. I'll be referring to the course and website a lot from now on. Great job!


Here are the answers to the most common questions. 

What currencies are available?

The Complete Online Dressage Course is available to purchase in 6 difference currencies. The current prices are as follows: GBP £79 / USD US$99 / AUD A$135 / CAD CA$119 / EUR €91 / NZD NZ$150

Do you have to do the quizzes?

No, the quizzes are optional but we do recommend that you give them a go to test your understanding. They are multiple-choice and the results are kept private (unless you choose to share your own score). 

Is the course drip fed?

No. Once you have bought the course you get access to all the videos we have completed and are free to watch them whenever you like and in any order. 

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Due to the course being an intangible digital product that is non-returnable, we are unable to offer refunds. However, you do get free access to the first two modules which we strongly advise you watch before purchasing. 

How do I buy the course?

Click on one of the 'Get Started for Free' buttons and you'll be taken to the course dashboard. When you click on one of the free videos you'll be prompted to register. Once you have watched our free videos and you are happy with the content that we are providing, then simply try to access one of the premium videos. This will take you to a page with a button to 'Buy Now' which will allow you to purchase lifetime access to all the videos with one simple payment.  

I have more questions!

Please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help. 


Find out more about this course and how to get started by watching the video below.