Dressage

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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Christian Thiess – Leg Yielding Part 2

May 10th, 2017 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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THE SYDNEY CDI – dressage downunder

May 4th, 2017 at 11:31 am Photo – Franz Venhaus Suzy Jarratt reports from the Sydney International Equestrian Centre An international event at an international venue with international judges – and international horses, too? There were a few. Several combinations would do well in overseas small … Continue reading Read Article

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Rodrigo Torres: Brilliant Riding in Portugal

May 3rd, 2017 at 11:12 am Rodrigo Torres - in a little school in rural Portugal, this gifted young man is producing stunning dressage horses... Continue reading Read Article

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Brett Parbery and the way forward for dressage

May 2nd, 2017 at 3:36 pm Brett Parbery talks about the way to heal the rift in the dressage world, and bring the sport back to Australia... Continue reading Read Article

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Leg Yielding by Christian Thiess

April 26th, 2017 at 4:14 pm In this first of a two part article, Christian Thiess discusses the benefits - and dangers - of leg yielding in dressage training Continue reading Read Article

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Chris Hector takes a lesson with Tina Wommelsdorf

April 19th, 2017 at 1:38 pm We published this story back in 1986, it is a sobering thought that 30 years down the track, the same fundamental problem shows itself over and over again in the dressage arena… You’ve probably witnessed the conversation a hundred times. … Continue reading Read Article

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Vale – Tina Wommelsdorf

April 18th, 2017 at 5:01 pm As a tribute to one of the real pioneers of dressage, and a gifted and articulate proponent of the classical principles,  we re-print this article that first appeared in THM in 1986. Tomorrow we go to one of Tina’s clinics… … Continue reading Read Article

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Wow – and clinic with Steffen Peters Part 3

April 15th, 2017 at 1:24 am This final in the three part series, illustrates Steffen Peters dressage training philosophy in action Continue reading Read Article

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You have to make them feel secure…

April 13th, 2017 at 2:42 pm Johannes Westendarp is one of Germany's most successful young dressage horse trainers - join him in a clinic... Continue reading Read Article

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The Basics of Dressage with Christian Thiess: Riding the horse into the outside rein

April 7th, 2017 at 4:16 pm Through engaging and bending the horse's inside hind leg, the rider will be able to influence and engage the horse's outside hind easier and therefore push the horse from behind into the bit. This will cause the horse to accept the bit. The horse is said to be 'in front of the rider's legs'. Continue reading Read Article

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Meet the Saddleworld Horse of the Month – Johnny Johnson to his friends

April 6th, 2017 at 4:32 pm Meet the Saddleworld Horse of the Month - Johnny Johnson. Johnny is the first Four Year Old to be Champion of Champions at DJWTS Continue reading Read Article

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