Category Archives: Dressage

Carl Hester: Nip Tuck Valegro

As the dressage world continues to grapple with the retirement of its biggest star, Valegro, leave it to Carl Hester to remind us that we humans are not the only...

Why the Rush?

There are many in-saddle scenarios where a horse may “rush”: during transitions, before fences, or whenever you pick up the trot or canter or ask for the rein-back. The rhythm...

Dressage Is Not Brain Surgery

That’s right. As FEI/USEF dressage judge Janet Foy says in her book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse, “No one will die if you make a mistake. No one has had...

How to Fix a Horse That Kicks

Have you ever dealt with a horse with an unsafe hind end? You know, the type that could wheel around, kick you in the forehead and land you in the...