The United States Dressage Finals for 2015 are in the books. The event took place at the Kentucky Horse Park from Nov. 5-8 and featured horses and riders who had qualified for the competition at all levels, from training...
Boyd and Silva help school each others' horses if they are having a particular issue that can be resolved by the other's riding strengths. It’s a typical lunchtime at Windurra. A group of riders stands around the kitchen eating sandwiches...
Q: I receive comments on my dressage tests indicating that my horse is too rushed. How do I fix his tempo? A: Rhythm denotes the timing and sequence of the footfalls for each gait, while tempo refers to the...

Creating Contact for Dressage

Q: On my last dressage test, the judge wrote "inconsistent contact.” I know contact is one of the foundations of dressage; how do I keep it consistent? A: Contact is the point where rider’s hands feel the horse’s mouth,...
  Throughout 2015, Dr. Lydia Gray will be answering your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet. Got a question for Dr. Gray? Send it to hc-editor@i5publishing.com and use subject line "Ask the Vet." Q: I’ve been doing dressage with my horse for the...
Totilas with Dutch rider Edward Gal winning the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Totilas, the legendary Dutch-bred stallion who once dominated international dressage, has been officially retired. The announcement was posted this morning on...
Bits have been used by riders to control their horses for thousands of years. From a simple leather strap to ornate iron contraptions, humans have tried what seems like every possible design. The two primary types of bits used...
Steffen Peters acknowledges the crowd after the finish of his freestyle ride. Photo by Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography Tuesday’s dressage freestyle competition to determine the individual dressage medals was an absolutely super day! The weather early in the day before competition...
Greetings from Toronto! Our MacMillan Photography crew is covering the 2015 Pan American Games equestrian events this month for HorseChannel.com. My husband Allen, photographer extraordinaire, and our three great associate photographers: Jen Emig from Mascoutah, Illinois; Shelley Higgins, from...
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