Dressage

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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The shoulder in with Christopher Bartle: Part Two

at 10:35 am Christopher Bartle continues his series helping you and your horse move into FEI level competition - in this article he discusses the shoulder in.. Continue reading Read Article

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Susanne Miesner and the threats to the German Principles…

March 30th, 2017 at 3:14 pm German dressage rider, trainer and theorist, Susanne Miesner discusses the threats to the classical principles - and the way to maintain them... Continue reading Read Article

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Showing the horse the way to the ground – with Christian Thiess

March 26th, 2017 at 5:04 pm The tests, or 'truth-stones', include the full halt, medium trot and piaffe, plus one test that has the advantage over all the others in that it can accompany the horse throughout his entire development… Showing the horse the way towards the ground. Continue reading Read Article

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Finding the Correct Way of Dressage Training with Stefan Wolff

March 23rd, 2017 at 11:03 am German professional Stefan Wolff trained with Klaus Balkenhol - and it shows! This gifted trainer is putting the classical principles into practice. Continue reading Read Article

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Stefan Wolff gives a lecture: Throughness

March 16th, 2017 at 11:27 am Story  and Photos – Rebecca Ashton Really it shouldn’t be so surprising that a visiting trainer gives a lecture, but it is not something that happens all that often. Neither should it be surprising that Stefan Wollf gives a lecture, … Continue reading Read Article

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