The 80% is the New 70% in British Dressage The 80% is the new 70% in British dressage, but what does this mean for riders and horses? In this article, you will learn what the scoring system means for each movement, including correct technique and tempo. It will also discuss the Comment section of the […]
What Are the Letters in a Horse Arena?
There are several theories as to why horse arenas have letters, but we know that these letters are used in dressage tests. One popular theory claims that the letters are derived from the Imperial German Court in Berlin during the early twentieth century. The Royal Stables, which housed 300 Kaiser horses, used the stable yard […]
All you should know about horse browbands
Horse bridle has many key elements, which allow the rider to control the horse, however, the browband itself has no functional purpose. It is an element of the horse equipment that is mostly a decoration, which is why there are many attractive models available on the market that sole purpose is to stand out. These […]
How to pick the right dressage girth?
In horse equipment, girth serves as an attachment device – it helps you put the saddle firmly on the horse’s back. In its structure, it resembles an elastic strap with buckles on both ends, which allow you to more comfortably adjust the fastening in such a way that will make it impossible for the saddle […]
How to choose riding boots?
As a rider, you know that you need the necessary equipment to enjoy the time spent with your horse. At the top of the list, you definitely need are riding shoes. When you find the perfect pair, they might not guarantee top results and effects but they will surely help you achieve them. How to […]
Dressage boots for horses
Dressage boots for horses – what are they? Dressage boots for horses, as their name suggests, are pieces of equipment that protect the horse’s legs. Thanks to them, the horse’s limbs are shielded from impacts that may lead to serious injuries of e.g. tendons. A very special type of these boots are dressage boots with […]
All you should know about dressage outfit
All you should know about dressage clothing. Dressage is one of the equestrian Olympic disciplines, based on the finesse performance of particular sequences. The rider displays his or her horse’s natural abilities, presenting on a special arena called the dressage arena. Get to know particular parts of the dressage outfit depending on training and competitions! […]
Dressage saddle pad. What kind of saddle pad is good for your dressage horse?
Proper equipment for our steed is the very basis of providing your horse with comfort and achieving optimal cooperation. No wonder then that every owner cares for his or her horse, guaranteeing all necessary accessories. One of the basic elements of equestrian equipment is a saddle pad. What is its function, what is it, and […]
Current trends in dressage show shirts
For many years, the matter of show clothing has been strictly regulated by rules as this sport’s tradition is very valued. For official competitions, both men and women need to fulfill certain norms with their outfits, which applies to the breeches, show jacket, shirt, and accessories. When it comes to the dressage show shirt, while […]
How to dress for a dressage competition?
Dressage belongs to the Olympic horse disciplines. Its beauty manifests itself in precise execution of given riding figures. It requires from the rider and the horse the highest level of understanding and concentration. The character and setting of dressage competitions are characterized by great elegance and chic. That is why it is usually compared to […]