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Introducing the Trot Zig-Zag with Shannon Dueck

First introduced at fourth level, the counter change of hand in trot, or zig-zag, is one of the more difficult exercises in the trot work. The horse must not only be laterally supple in both directions, but he must also be straight and on the aids in...

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Improving the Halt on Centreline with Karen Pavicic

Karen Pavicic was a member of Canada's 2007 Pan Am Dressage team as the travelling reserve with her horse, Lionheart. A Level III dressage coach, she has trained a number of horses and riders to success at the FEI levels. Currently long-listed for th...

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After the Buzzer: Maximizing your 45 seconds with Jenn Serek

The time allotted after the buzzer sounds in the jumper ring should be thought of as an important component of your course. These crucial seconds before a horse and rider combination pass through the timers and begin their round should be used strate...

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Cavaletti Work for Dressage Horses with Ingrid Klimke

A member of the 2012 German gold medal-winning Olympic Eventing Team in London, Ingrid Klimke is the daughter of legendary dressage rider Reiner Klimke. Her accomplishments as a dressage rider rival those of her many eventing achievements. ...

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Conditioning Strategies for All Horses

How to assess fitness and develop a conditioning plan to suit your horse and your goals....

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Recovery Riding and Reducing the Risk of Injury with Meagan Maloney

One badly-negotiated fence early on the cross-country course - a wrong distance, a hard knock or a near-fall - can throw you off your game and potentially lead to disaster, as Meagan Maloney knows well....

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How to Improve Your Test Scores Part 2

Four FEI judges examine dressage's upper level tests and how to ensure you earn as many marks as possible. ...

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