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  Discussion # 162: The shoulder in is considered to be the "mother" of all lateral movements. Can anyone tell us why this is so?
  Discussion # 161: Do you keep your horse on the aids when out hacking? Or do you mostly give your horse loose reins? What are the pros and cons for either method?
  Discussion # 160: How would you ride this fence??
  Video Discussion # 104: What caused this rail down?
  Video Discussion # 103: On teaching a horse to be quick and clever, or to "pat the ground" when jumping from a deep distance.
  Rule Quiz # 32: Who can tell us *how* you are allowed to use your spurs in Eventing competition? What specifically, is not allowed?
  Video Discussion # 102: This is a great way to improve your posture when jumping!
  Discussion # 159: How would you ride this fence?
  Discussion # 158: What's the best piece of riding advice you have ever received??
  Video Discussion # 101: I love this horse's naturally round and relaxed gallop stride on cross country!
  Discussion # 157: How would you ride this cross country complex?
  Video Discussion # 100: Let's watch Michael Jung's complete warm up for Dressage at this year's Rolex 3 Day Event!
  Discussion # 156: How would you ride this Irish Bank?
  Discussion # 155: How does your horse most commonly evade your bending aids?
  Discussion # 154: Good vs bad extended trot
  Discussion # 153: What does this rider need to work on??
  Video Discussion # 99: The question was asked, "Can you discuss how to encourage a horse to be as careful and smart as this horse is on the downhill at 4:45?"
  Quiz #31: Rule quiz!
  Discussion # 152: Who can answer this question about the Dressage movement called "renvers"?
  Video Discussion # 98: Great video working on half halts and the almost walk exercise. What did you learn?
  Discussion # 151: How would you jump this fence??
  Quiz # 30: Who can tell us exactly WHY it is so important to keep your horse straight when jumping a fence?
  Video Discussion # 97: This is a great (and funny!) video showing everything you need to know about the movements turn on the forehand and turn on the haunches, along with some of leg yield and half pass.
  Discussion # 150: Let's discuss this William Steinkraus quote!
  Discussion # 149: How would you ride this complex?
  Video Discussion # 96: This great video shows exactly why it is SO important to get your horse moving correctly through his back!
  Video Discussion # 95: This video gives some good tips on how to keep your hard working horse's joints happy and healthy!
  Discussion # 148: What would you do in this common scenario?
  Discussion # 147: Who can tell us what the difference is between the horse and rider that is galloping forward to a jump, and another that is just *running* to the jump?
  Quiz # 29: Front leg conformation quiz!
  Discussion # 146: Not all that appears to be "behind the vertical" actually is! (Current freebie!)
  Video Discussion # 94: Want to know what the Dressage judges are looking for when judging the equivalent of a First Level Dressage test??
  Video Discussion # 93: More than a "missed distance"!
  Discussion # 145: Stiff vs athletic movement
  Discussion # 144: Is this a refusal?
  Video Discussion # 92: This is a very cool and educational video on the horse's hoof and the shoeing of our amazing equine athletes!
  Discussion # 143: How would you ride this fence?
  Video Discussion # 91: This video discusses getting your horse to truly think forward to improve your trot lengthenings.
  Quiz # 28: Rule Quiz! True or false - Gloves are required in the Dressage phase at the Preliminary level
  Video Discussion # 90: This video shows the various lateral movements in detail, and demonstrates the great exercise of transitions back and forth between shoulder in and renvers.
  Discussion # 142: A rather random Dressage thought for the day on riding precise circles!
  Discussion # 141: Check out this cross country complex!
  Video Discussion # 89: Watch Ginny Leng show us what a good show jumping canter looks like!
  Video Discussion # 88: This short video shows a great example of a rider riding truly *forward* in a trot to walk transition!
  Discussion # 140: Let's discuss the very common problem of "one sidedness" in the horse!
  Discussion # 139: How would you ride this fence?
  Discussion # 138: THIS is why Eventers need to have a defensive position!
  Discussion # 137: How do you know if your horse isn't pushing equally off of both hind legs when he jumps? Why is it a problem if he doesn't? And how can you fix this problem?
  Quiz # 27: Multiple choice question!
  Discussion # 136: Let's look at this entire sequence of photos, of a rider jumping through an Intermediate water complex...
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