If you’re just beginning your journey into the world of dressage, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the Dressage Scales ...

Read More

How to Use the Dressage Scales of Training Pyramid

Straightness and collection are the last two of the dressage Scales of Training. These two aspects of a horse’s way ...

Read More

How to Improve Your Horse’s Straightness and Collection

If you’re a keen dressage diva, you should be familiar with the German Scales of Training. But what’s so important ...

Read More

Why ALL Dressage Riders Need to Know The Scales of Training

Collection is the last of the training scales and is dependent on a fair degree of accomplishment of the earlier ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 6 – Collection

Straightness is probably the most difficult of the scales to place in terms of order. Although it is fifth on ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 5 – Straightness

Impulsion is the fourth of the training scales and only becomes relevant and useful once the first three scales are ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 4 – Impulsion

Contact is the third training scale and is dependent on the previous scales (rhythm/relaxation and suppleness) being relatively well developed. ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 3 – Contact

Suppleness is the second of the training scales and as such will always be one of the earliest focuses when ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 2 – Suppleness

We all know what ‘rhythm’ means, right? But in regard to horses, it encompasses more than just what we might ...

Read More

The Scales of Training: Scale 1 – Rhythm