A common mistake made by beginning riders is that the range of the trot is slow to fast, when the scale actually goes small to large.This is why most first and some second level tests we see usually have horses running rather than lengthening. It is not about the speed of the gait but the size of it.

Explains the difference between piaffe, passage, collected trot, medium trot, and extended trot.

Horse Rider's Mechanic article Stirrup length think I've got mine just right

Horse Rider's Mechanic article Stirrup length the angle behind the leg should be 110 degrees in two point

Essential knowledge of dressage training: the classical training scale.

Essential knowledge of dressage training: the classical training scale. Those 6 elements form the basis of a well-trained dressage horse, and are taught in order from top to bottom.

Follow Ingrid Klimke’s six-week plan for dressage horses.

Ingrid Klimke on Cross-Training with Cavalletti--Six-Week Plan-- This program is for a horse in his second year of training.

92 Tips You Need to Know BEFORE You Buy Your First (or Next) Horse

Horse Buying Tips

Dressage training

Dressage training scale - wish more people would realize that collection requires you to build on the previous five! ALSO this goes for all disciplines. Not just dressage.

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Dressage Horses, Riding Horses, Horse Exercises, Riding Lessons, Horse Clothing, Horse Anatomy, Horse Gifts, Horse Jewelry, Horse Training

horse arena routines, jec aristotle ballou, arena diamond, balanced horse, balancing your horse, horse flexion, equien sacroiliac joint, riding ground poles, dressage exercises, equine fitness

horse arena routines, balancing your horse, riding ground poles, dressage exercises, equine fitness

Carl Hester olympic dressage rider gives tips on anything from how to ride to selecting a new mount

Tips from Carl Hester Elite dressage rider Carl Hester’s 35 top tips on everything dressage – from finding the right horse, to training and stable management techniques!

Elegant Dressage Training - a series of dressage training dvds by Anja Beran. Beautiful riding, soft light and empathetic. Just what dressage should be.

Elegant Dressage Training - a series of dressage training dvds by Thomas Vogel and Anja Beran. Beautiful riding, soft, light and empathetic. Just what dressage should be.

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