On the surface, this sounds like a straightforward exercise. However, as with everything in dressage, nothing is ever as simple ...

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How to Change the Rein Across the Long Diagonal

Leg-yielding is a very useful exercise that appears in some Elementary dressage tests and can also be used as part ...

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How to Leg-Yield in and Out on a Circle

When schooling your horse for dressage, you must be sure to work your horse equally in both directions. If you ...

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How to Change the Rein Using a Circle

Leg-yield is a beneficial exercise that loosens the horse’s back and makes him more supple and elastic, adding expression to ...

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How to Ride Leg-Yield Down the Wall

Although it’s not a required movement that’s included in dressage tests, the spiral exercise is an extremely useful and versatile ...

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How to Ride Spiral Exercises

Shoulder-in is a lateral exercise that’s included in some dressage tests from British Dressage Elementary level. This exercise is usually ...

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How to Ride Shoulder-in on a Circle

One of the most impressive advanced dressage exercises is flying changes in sequence, commonly known as tempi changes. They look ...

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How to Ride Flying Changes in Sequence (Tempi Changes)

Although a halt to canter transition is not required in dressage tests, it can be a very useful schooling exercise ...

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How to Ride a Good Halt-Canter Transition

Good transitions are a fundamental element of dressage riding and form a major part of all dressage tests, whatever level ...

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How to Ride a Good Walk-Trot Transition

Although it doesn’t appear in dressage tests, the counter shoulder-in is a very useful training exercise that helps develop lateral ...

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How to Ride Counter Shoulder-In