Tag: Overcoming Fear

From the YourDressage Archives – Fear and Riding

It’s Throwback Thursday!  Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the August 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...

The Thirty Ways

By Sally O’Dwyer, with help and inspiration from master entrepreneur and teacher, Seth Godin.  In his book, “The Practice, Shipping Creative Work”, Seth Godin created...

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence and Get Back in the...

Whether you’ve taken a fall that has bruised your confidence, or you’ve just been away from riding because of other commitments, sometimes we all need a...

Get Courage and Achieve Your Dressage Dreams

By Sally O’Dwyer Courage is a muscle that when flexed gets stronger, allowing us to live our best lives, achieve our goals, compete in the dressage arena,...

A Lesson in Self-Help

Do you need a trainer? Perhaps—but as one amateur rider discovers, too much hand-holding can be counterproductive Reprinted from the May 2014 Issue of USDF...

The Greatest Gift

A young rider learns important lessons from her schoolmaster horse Reprinted from the February 2014 Issue of USDF Connection By Amy L. Obritsch In...

You’ve Trained Your Horse. Have You Trained Yourself?

It’s show season! Conquer your “lizard brain” with these surprisingly effective sport-psychology strategies. By Andrea Monsarrat Waldo Reprinted from the May 2017 USDF Connection magazine In...
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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!