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

January 23rd, 2017 at 10:41 am In an effort to understand and explain the persistence of certain fundamental problems in elite dressage, I have written a short series of articles. In the first article, I discussed the consistent misunderstanding of bend and its seismic effect on … Continue reading Read Article

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Ride with your mind over obstacles with Mary Wanless

January 18th, 2017 at 4:13 pm THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION Sports in which speed and danger are major ingredients present very different challenges from those which require calmness during periods of inactivity (snooker and golf, for instance), or within activities that are slow, precise, and which … Continue reading Read Article

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At home with (three fifths of) the Family Rothenberger…

January 16th, 2017 at 4:14 pm A visit to the family Rothenberger is a stimulating experience on about half a dozen levels. Just walking around the magnificent Gestüt Erlenhof is quite thrilling - this is one of Germany’s great historic stud farms... Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik – Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage?

January 13th, 2017 at 2:37 pm In part one of this series with Paul Belasik, Paul looks into why the fundamental problems in elite dressage are still persisting... Continue reading Read Article

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Priorities in Training…

January 11th, 2017 at 3:42 pm Portuguese trained FEI dressage master, Miguel Tavora considers the equestrian chicken or the egg dilemma… Which comes first – rhythm or balance? The German training scale is: Rhythm, Losgelassenheit, Contact Schwung and Collection, as defined in The Principles of Riding, the official handbook … Continue reading Read Article

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Saddleworld Rising Star Winner!

January 10th, 2017 at 8:50 pm Amy Reilly is the Saddleworld Rising Star of 2016. The competition has been recognising one rider each month from March 2016 until December 2016, with the final draw for the winner on Monday January 9, 2017. Saddleworld congratulates Amy Reilly, … Continue reading Read Article

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Carl Hester chats…

January 6th, 2017 at 11:19 am Rebecca Ashton caught up with a relaxed Carl Hester in New Zealand over a glass of wine with lovely views of Auckland Harbour. Luckily it was before the Island got rocked by it’s third largest earthquake, but Carl’s approach to … Continue reading Read Article

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Paul Belasik today…

January 1st, 2017 at 8:57 pm Chris Hector catches up with Paul Belasik ahead of his new series of articles in THM... Continue reading Read Article

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The Basics of Dressage with Christian Thiess: Exercises to straighten the Horse

December 30th, 2016 at 5:09 pm The straightening of the horse is one of the most important goals to be achieved in the horse preparation, if not the most important. In the six element scale of preparation, straightening takes fifth place. Just as a reminder, the … Continue reading Read Article

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Art or Circus…

December 20th, 2016 at 2:59 pm Henri van Schaik was a welcome contributor (and witty correspondent) to The Horse Magazine, throughout the 80's. When he died in 1991, the dressage world lost one of the great defenders of the classical tradition... Continue reading Read Article

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