A guide to dressage

Here’s a guide to dressage as only Eddie Izzard can describe it! If you haven’t come across this talented comedian before, you are in for a treat.

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William Fox-Pitt & Chilli Morning in the lead at Rolex

After the second day of dressage, William Fox-Pitt and Chilli Morning are currently in the lead. Andrew Nicholson is in second place on Quimbo and in 3rd place on Calico Joe! Take a look at Fox-Pitt’s ride on Chilli Morning. As reported in Eventing Nation, he says: He’s a rare horse in that he’s at […]

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The Colbert Report Sport of the Summer? Dressage!

I may be the last equestrian enthusiast around to have seen this video of Stephen Colbert’s commentary on dressage, but just in case you, like me, have been living under a rock, you must watch the clip. It is that funny. Not since Monty Python did their skit on men doing dressage has the sport […]

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Adjusting the ubiquitous flash noseband correctly

It seems to me like it’s almost impossible to buy a bridle without a flash attachment any more, especially a dressage bridle. I guess I’m dating myself, because I have a clear memory of when the opposite was true: the flash was a piece of equipment you added if it were needed, but most horses […]

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From the racetrack to the dressage ring!

Here’s an amazing example of an OTTB who has found his true calling as a dressage horse. The video was taken at the 2011 PVDA Ride for Life “Dancing Horse Challenge” evening performance to benefit the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Center. What a wonderful freestyle performance that captures his past and his present accomplishments. Of […]

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