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Pole Dancing to improve your dressage

June 9th, 2017 at 4:00 pm It's fun for you, and great for your horse, and Lesley Brodbeck has some super variations on working with poles... Continue reading Read Article

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Guarding the Classical Principles

June 6th, 2017 at 2:14 pm Thirty years ago, Charles de Kunffy sounded a warning - the Classical Tradition of Horsemanship was under threat. Today, that warning remains acutely relevant... Continue reading Read Article

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Meet the Saddleworld (little) Horse of the Month – BB to his friends

at 11:17 am Rebecca Ashton meets BB    Kamber Pryderi and Fern Wright have been a team for a very long time, 11 years in fact. The pint sized Welshie’s personality dwarfs his 150cms and has helped him to dressage victories against the … Continue reading Read Article

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Debbie McDonald… Inspiration

June 2nd, 2017 at 3:11 pm Dressage trainer, Debbie McDonald - an in-depth look at her training methods... Continue reading Read Article

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Types of Suppling Exercises by Hilary Clayton

June 1st, 2017 at 3:45 pm Hilary Clayton combines her own love of horses and riding, with a rigorous scientific approach that over the last 30 years has showed how superstition and guesswork can be replaced by clear logical thought… PASSIVE SUPPLING – slow controlled movement to … Continue reading Read Article

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Walk Pirouette and Half Pass with Christopher Bartle: Part Three

at 3:25 pm British dressage star, Christopher Bartle discusses the next step on the path to collection. THE pirouette and half-pass and the related movements of renvers and travers represent the next step in the logical progression towards collection. During the basic work … Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik: Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage? Part Two

May 27th, 2017 at 8:41 am The Problem:’The hind legs stayed out behind, the hollow back seemingly locked down in all the work.’ In an effort to understand and explain the persistence of certain fundamental problems in elite dressage, I have written a short series of … Continue reading Read Article

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Eric Levallois: A breeding comeback

May 25th, 2017 at 1:48 pm Adriana van Tilburg catches up with the man who made the World’s Number One Breeding Stallion… In the heart of French horse breeding, Normandy we find the breeding and sport stable of Eric Levallois – Haras de Beaufour. His stable … Continue reading Read Article

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Volker Steinkraus – carrying on the Butts’ legacy

May 18th, 2017 at 3:30 pm When Michael Jung won the 3* at Marbach in May 17, riding Lennox, Sunlight xx/Heraldik xx, bred by Prof Dr Volker Steinkraus, it was a welcome indication that the eventing horse... Continue reading Read Article

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Shane Rose talks about when it is quicker to go slower

May 10th, 2017 at 4:24 pm “At home what we try and do is school every option, so when we go to a competition we have the ability to do either. You see a fence and you know you can ride it any way you want, so you pick the best line for the situation." Continue reading Read Article

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Christian Thiess – Leg Yielding Part 2

at 4:20 pm Leg yielding has accomplished its duty. The horse is ready; the path to the lateral movements (shoulder fore, shoulder in, travers, renvers, half pass) is clear. Continue reading Read Article

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Shane at Badminton – After the dressage, looking at the course

May 5th, 2017 at 5:32 pm “So far, so good. I thought his trot work was really good, he was a little tight in his back in the canter work. He didn’t quite get the marks we were hoping for but I was pleased with him.” … Continue reading Read Article

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