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Basic Knowledge

For All His Grace: Horse Movement & His Unique Gaits

The horse has helped man fight in battle. He has allowed man to travel vast distances. He has plowed our fields and raised our young, and in all this, he has shared with us his uncanny precision of grace, of movement.

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Disciplines

Tackling the Speed Trial Obstacles in Working Equitation

The speed trial is the final test during Working Equitation individual competitions and the next to last in team competitions. It is thrilling to watch a great horse and rider win this portion of the competition because it takes hard work for both.

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Tack & Equipment

Saddle Pads: How to Choose the Right One

With so many different kinds, how do you go about choosing a saddle pad that’s right for you? Master Saddler Tom Büttner in Dresden can tell you what to look for when choosing a saddle pad.

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Basic Knowledge

Success is Just Around the Bend: Tips for Developing the Bending Dressage Horse

Flexibility. It’s one of our most important traits. Life is all about flexibility. Whether it’s preparing for a last-minute meeting, dealing with a change in plans for your dinner date, or simply embracing a spontaneous moment during this great adventure we call life, everyone needs to be flexible. Everyone needs to have a little bend. So do horses; especially in the complex arena of the world of dressage.

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Disciplines

The Walk of your Horse: An Underestimated Gait

In this article you will find out why paying more attention to your training in walk will help your riding, with the likelihood of making more advanced movements easier to ask for and achieve.

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The Rider

Fitness Training for Better Riding

The effect of integrating riding specific exercises into your fitness program, or just doing it once or twice a week as your fitness program, will yield fabulous results.

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Basic Knowledge

Preparing the Endurance Horse: Two Minds; One Vision

Nothing in life illustrates the human condition more profoundly than a person’s resilience—an individual’s ability to overcome the adversity they meet over the course of their life with grace; with fortitude.