Tag: Trot

Rein Back to Trot with Gary Rockwell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rZndCaSgUY Gary Rockwell describes the correct way to train a rein back and transition to trot in this excerpt from the 2020 Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers...

Exercise of the Day #5 – Medium Trot/Walk Pirouette

By Eliza Sydnor Romm I learned this exercise from Conrad Schumacher. Medium trot down the long side, walk before the corner, walk pirouette in the...

Dressage Talk No. 6 with Cesar Torrente – Featuring Bernard Maurel...

International FEI Judge Cesar Torrente hosts Dressage Talk No. 6.  In this episode, he chats with Bernard Maurel and Morgan Barbancon about talk about correct walk, trot, and...

The Horse’s Footfalls in All Three Gaits

By Walter Zettl Translated by Lynne Sprinsky Echols The German-born dressage master Walter Zettl wrote this essay shortly before his death in June 2018. The USDF thanks Herr...

Quiet Square Halts

https://youtu.be/B8ZUXMiu-nA Stephen Clarke reminds riders to ensure that they are relaxing once their horse has halted. Staying tense results in a horse that moves around...

Evaluating the Extravagant Trot

Reprinted from March 2016 USDF Connection Have dressage horses’ gaits become so big they’re no longer correct? An FEI judge explains. By Jayne Ayers For decades, dressage...
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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!