Tag: Balance


By Patricia McVary: Adding balance exercises to workouts will improve core strength, stabilize joints, quicken reaction time, & help prevent falls & injuries.

Creating Balance in the Warm Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHFoqVaeXpU Ashley Holzer discusses balancing the horse in the warm up in this excerpt from the 2020 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. The 2020 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers...

Sue Martin Dressage: The Use of Independent Aids

By Sally O’Dwyer Dressage trainer Sue Martin has been training riders for many years to help them develop an independent seat. Sue says that the...

2017 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference: Karen Pavicic

https://vimeo.com/251540133 In this extended footage of the 2017 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, Hans-Christian Matthiesen and Lilo Fore work with Karen Pavicic and Beaujolais. Hans-Christian identifies...

Improving Balance at First Level

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJb4KzqNjQ This video is an excerpt from the 1993 USDF National Symposium featuring Michael Poulin and Lilo Fore. Watch as they give exercises that progress...

2016 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference East: Melissa Jackson

https://vimeo.com/254892600 In this extended footage of the 2016 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference, Johann Hinnemann works with Melissa Jackson and Domani on improving the shoulder-in. Johann...

Balance in the Turns Using Shoulder Fore Positioning

https://youtu.be/tgwE8oupw_4 Sometimes a horse will lose his balance in the turns when he has lost the bend going into the corner. Watch Stephen Clarke's suggestion...

Are You Bad for Your Horse’s Health?

How rider biomechanics affects the horse By Jennifer O. Bryant Reprinted from June 2017 issue of USDF Connection World-renowned researcher Dr. Hilary Clayton is known for her...
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The First US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®

Take a look through the first ever US Dressage Finals program!

USDF Recognizes Accomplishments for Riders of All Ages

USDF recognizes achievement for riders age 50 & over through the Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup program, & riders age 60 & over through the Master's Challenge Award!