Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl Wins Dressage Gold

Olympic newcomer Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera has won the individual gold medal, finishing ahead of Isabell Werth, who won silver on Bella Rose, with Olympic dressage gold has gone to Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera, who pinned compatriot Isabell Werth into silver on Bella Rose, with Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin taking […]

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DRESSAGE TEAM MEDALS DECIDED

US Dressage Team Wins Silver

In the team dressage finals today Germany won the Gold, USA won the Silver and Great Britain won the Bronze. These Olympic games used a new format for the dressage competition, which was aimed at making equestrian sports more accessible for more nations. The new rules were a bit much to take in but the […]

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Olympic Dressage Day Two

Today was the second day of Olympic dressage competition in Tokyo with teams gearing up for the Dressage Team Grand Prix Special on Tuesday and the Individual Grand Prix Freestyle on Wednesday. Isabell Werth and Bella Rose finished at the top today with a score of 82.5%. Behind her, in second place was Britain’s Charlotte […]

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Olympic Horses arrive in Tokyo

Olympic horses arrive at Haneda airport

Thousands of athletes are arriving in Tokyo, including 325 Olympic horses, who will compete in both Olympic and Paralympic events . The first 35 horses to arrive are those competing in Dressage which landed in Tokyo today, flying from Belgium to Tokyo via Dubai (for refueling). The flight took 18 hours and cost about $15,000 […]

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Celebrating Totilas

Celebrating Totilas

Totilas, called by some the “rock star of the horse world” died Monday, December 14, after a severe case of colic. He was 20. The legendary dressage stallion, who retired at 15, captivated audiences worldwide with his impressive movement. The Dutch Warmblood stallion was the first to score above 90 in dressage competition with his […]

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Transitions, transitions, transitions

Transitions, transitions, transitions

If location is key to real estate success, then the most useful training exercises available to every rider are transitions, transitions, transitions. I know I’ve written about transitions before, but I’ve been working with Zelda this spring, getting her back in shape, working on her balance and asking her to work more sharply off my […]

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Hobby Horse Dressage

Hobby Horse Dressage

Dressage Anywhere is running online hobby horse classes, with 80% of the entry fee going to NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 fund. The competition runs from April 16-April 30. Dressage Anywhere is running Novice, Grand Prix, Pony Club and RDA tests which may be ridden in any size arena and on any surface.  £8 of the […]

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How to teach your horse a Turn on the Forehand

Turn on the forehand

As part of my coronavirus riding program, I’m focusing on exercises we can practice at the walk, like the turn on the forehand. This relatively simple movement is a good way teach your horse to move away from your leg (sideways as opposed to forward), teaches obedience, improves suppleness, and frees up her shoulder for […]

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