Dressage

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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Walk Pirouette and Half Pass with Christopher Bartle: Part Three

June 1st, 2017 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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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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