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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 Leg-Yield in and Out on a Circle

    How to Leg-Yield in and Out on a Circle

    Traditionally, the leg-yield is ridden on a straight line, usually from the centerline to the outside track. It can also be ridden from the outside track to the centerline, or from one side of the arena across to the other. 
    During those exercises, the horse should remain straight in his body and only have a slight flexion at the poll away from the direction in which he is moving.
    But when leg-yielding in and out on a circle, the horse must have a uniform bend through his body (rather than remaining straight in his body) because he is on a circle. 
    Here's how to do it! 

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    • 20 min
    How to Stop Your Horse From Leaning (Motorbiking)

    How to Stop Your Horse From Leaning (Motorbiking)

    When negotiating a circle, turn, or corner, it’s not uncommon to see novice horses and riders leaning inwards around them.
    This is often given the nickname “motorbiking” because it looks the same as a motorbike turning.
    In this podcast episode, we’re going to explain why bikers lean, why horse riders shouldn’t lean, and what to do instead.
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    • 16 min
    How NOT to Do Dressage

    How NOT to Do Dressage

    Incorrect training has filtered through the equestrian industry and has created a lot of confusion about what dressage is. 

    The basic principles of the sport are not universally understood and it’s having a negative impact on the well-being of our horses.
    This article tries to bust a few of those myths and explain how NOT to do dressage!

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    • 18 min
    How to Change the Rein Using a Circle

    How to Change the Rein Using a Circle

    During every schooling session, you are required to change the rein numerous times to ensure that your horse develops equally on both sides of his body.
    For some added training benefits, you can change the rein by using circles; either inside of a circle or out of a circle.

    Here's how to do it!

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/dressage-movements/change-the-rein-using-circles/
           
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    • 19 min
    How to Ride Leg-Yield Down the Wall

    How to Ride Leg-Yield Down the Wall

    Leg-yield is a beneficial exercise that loosens the horse’s back and makes him more supple and elastic, adding expression to the gaits and helping the horse to relax mentally.
    Although leg-yield is most commonly ridden from the centerline to the outside track, for added variety you can ride leg-yield down the wall.
    Here’s how to do it!

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/dressage-movements/leg-yield-down-the-wall/
           
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    • 15 min
    How to Improve Your Horse’s Paces

    How to Improve Your Horse’s Paces

    Some horses are purposely bread to have elevated and floating paces, but you can improve even the most ordinary of paces through correct, systematic training.

    In this podcast episode, we explain how to school your horse to give his paces more expression and how to maximize your horse’s full potential.

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    If you would rather read the article on our blog, click here - https://howtodressage.com/the-horses-paces/improve-your-horses-paces/
           
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Clear and simple

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

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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!

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