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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.

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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 Use Your Seat and Weight Aids for Dressage

    How to Use Your Seat and Weight Aids for Dressage

    When discussing the aids, many people think solely of their hands and legs when, arguably, the most important aid is your seat because the biggest avenue of communication between you and your horse is through your bum to your horse’s back.
    That being said, your seat is one of the most difficult aids to master, it’s also (in our opinion) one of the more difficult aids to explain and teach since so much of a good seat depends on the rider having a good level of feel.
    So, in this podcast episode, we’ve done our best to explain all the different things your seat can do, how to develop a good seat, and how to use your seat and weight aids correctly.
    (Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Use Your Seat' episode)

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/for-the-rider/how-to-use-your-seat/

    To take our Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    To check out The Complete Online Dressage Course, click here - https://course.howtodressage.com

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
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    How to Get to Grand Prix in Dressage

    How to Get to Grand Prix in Dressage

    As the highest level a horse and rider can reach in the competitive sport of dressage, Grand Prix is the ultimate goal of many.
    Although a standard dressage test is less than 10-minutes, there are a lot of factors that go into making a winning combination that can successfully climb the dressage levels.
    Within this podcast episode, we take a look at the individual requirements of both horse and rider, the journey to Grand Prix, and the additional resources that are needed to help you get there.
    (Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'What Does It Take To Get To Grand Prix in Dressage?' episode)

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/dressage-theory/take-get-grand-prix-dressage/

    To take our Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    To check out The Complete Online Dressage Course, click here - https://course.howtodressage.com

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
    https://howtodressage.com/7-simple-steps/

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    • 23 min
    How to Ride and Improve Your Horse’s Trot

    How to Ride and Improve Your Horse’s Trot

    As ‘the middle pace’ between the walk and the canter, the trot is the pace most people get stuck in riding endlessly around the arena.
    Sadly, not only does this do very little to improve the pace and the horse’s overall way of going, but it also encourages the horse to switch off, drop behind the leg, and become inattentive to the rider’s aids.
    So, in this in-depth podcast episode, we take a look at what makes a correct trot, how to ride the trot, and how you can improve this pace.
    (Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'About the Horse's Trot Gait' episode)

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/the-horses-paces/horses-trot-gait-dressage/

    To take out Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    To check out The Complete Online Dressage Course, click here - https://course.howtodressage.com

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
    https://howtodressage.com/7-simple-steps/

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    • 53 min
    The Complete Online Dressage Course

    The Complete Online Dressage Course

    It is our mission to encourage more riders into the world of dressage, and for that to happen, we need to make the sport easier to understand. We believe that this course is our next best step in doing just that.

    The Complete Online Dressage course has over 60 easy-to-understand presentations breaking down the theory of dressage, taking you step-by-step through the levels.

    In this podcast episode, we explain what our aim was when creating this course, and what is and is not included. 

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    To find out more about the course and to get started for free, click here - https://howtodressage.com/complete-online-dressage-course/

    To take our Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
    https://howtodressage.com/7-simple-steps/

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    • 28 min
    How to Leg-Yield

    How to Leg-Yield

    The leg-yield is a useful exercise that you can use to help teach your horse to move sideways away from your leg.
    It’s also great in helping to loosen your horse’s back and improving his mental and physical relaxation. This aids in improving your horse’s suppleness and elasticity, leading to more expressive and regular paces.
    So, in this podcast episode, we go through the benefits of the leg-yield, how to ride and improve upon this movement, and share with you some of the different leg-yielding variations.
    (Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Leg-Yield' episode)

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/dressage-movements/leg-yield/

    To take out Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    To check out The Complete Online Dressage Course, click here - https://course.howtodressage.com

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
    https://howtodressage.com/7-simple-steps/

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    • 28 min
    How (And Why) To Maintain the Correct Rider Position

    How (And Why) To Maintain the Correct Rider Position

    If you want to be more than a passenger on your horse’s back, you need to sit in a position that allows you to give aids lightly but effectively, without hindering your horse’s movement or losing balance.
    In short, the more correct your position is, the more effective and balanced you will be as a rider, and the easier it will be for you to progress through the dressage levels.
    So, in this in-depth podcast, we cover how your position affects your balance, how to “stand” on your horse correctly, and how to make gravity your friend.

    (Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'The Correct Riding Position for Dressage' episode)

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/for-the-rider/correct-position-dressage/

    To take out Big Dressage Quiz, click here - https://howtodressage.com/big-dressage-quiz/

    To view our equestrian books and training diaries on Amazon, click here - https://amzn.to/2SFL633     

    To check out The Complete Online Dressage Course, click here - https://course.howtodressage.com

    If you would like to follow our Facebook Page, click here - https://www.facebook.com/HowToDressage/

    FREE DOWNLOAD: 7 Simple Steps to Boost Your Dressage Scores
    https://howtodressage.com/7-simple-steps/

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Kekleblahsat123456 ,

Clear and simple

I love this podcast. I listen before I ride and often use the simple lessons to improve my riding.

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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