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Dressage Pronunciation 101

Let's face it -- dressage is not an American invention, and many of the terms we use are either French (the language of the FEI -- the governing body of international horse sports) or German (the traditional powerhouse of all things dressage).

With that in mind, I present the following:

Um, how do I pronounce "travers" and "renvers"? (audio file)

Before you start

"Inside" vs. "Outside"

Direction of bend

Lateral work chart

Turn on the forehand

Leg Yield
 Leg yield parallel
 Leg yield head to wall
 How to ride

Shoulder in



Half pass


Pronunciation 101

Lateral work game