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We are an information podcast breaking down the How To's of dressage. All of our episodes are put together by British Dressage judges to help you train your horse correctly, get higher scores and win your next dressage competition.

How To Dressage Podcast How To Dressage

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We are an information podcast breaking down the How To's of dressage. All of our episodes are put together by British Dressage judges to help you train your horse correctly, get higher scores and win your next dressage competition.

    How to Compete in Bad Weather

    How to Compete in Bad Weather

    Not every dressage competition venue has an indoor arena, and many shows are held outside. Sometimes, you might have to warm up outside, but the tests are held indoors. And, of course, horse trials and most riding clubs hold their dressage classes on grass arenas.
    So, how do you and your horse cope when the weather is less than perfect on competition day?



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    • 10 min
    How the Horse Thinks and Learns

    How the Horse Thinks and Learns

    Regardless of the discipline you choose to compete in, your success will depend on your ability to teach and communicate with your horse.
    Therefore, it’s essential to understand the basics of how a horse thinks and learns.



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    • 16 min
    How to Use Circles in Dressage Training

    How to Use Circles in Dressage Training

    Circles of different sizes form a major part of all dressage tests from the basic training level right through to the more advanced levels.
    So, it follows that circles should form a big part of your daily training regimen.
    In this podcast episode, we take a look at the benefits of circles and how you can maximize their effectiveness in your dressage training.



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    • 16 min
    How to Ride A Counter-Change Of Hand (Half-Pass Zigzag)

    How to Ride A Counter-Change Of Hand (Half-Pass Zigzag)

    A counter-change of hand is more fondly known by dressage riders as a half-pass zigzag.

    It is a challenging movement that involves linking half-passes to the left and right down the center of the area.

    The rider changes direction frequently crossing the centerline creating a zigzag shape, hence its nickname.

    Each half-pass should cover the same amount of ground with the zigzag the same distance from the centerline on each side. 



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    • 18 min
    How Lateral Work Can Improve Your Horse’s Straightness

    How Lateral Work Can Improve Your Horse’s Straightness

    For a horse to be straight, he must be supple.
    A supple horse can move his neck, haunches, and shoulders equally in both directions without resistance, and his whole body is loose and flexible.
    This makes it easier for the horse to keep his longitudinal axis in line with the curved or straight track that he is following, and therefore, straight.



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    • 12 min
    How is Dressage a “Sport”?

    How is Dressage a “Sport”?

    Dressage riders often hear the accusation that “dressage is not a sport.”
    Indeed, at this year’s Olympics, one UK politician caused great offense by claiming that dressage was just for rich people and should not be included in the Olympic Games at all. 
    In this podcast episode, we address those naysayers to prove that dressage is a sport that deserves its place in the Olympics.


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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Irishjig8 ,

Just what I needed!

I love these “mini lessons”! So easy to understand and I love to hear the exercises broken down step by step. Really good stuff - thank you!

Leahanne33 ,

helpful tips

I have learned SO much from this show that will improve my dressage riding. Thank you!

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