Importance of the circle in horsemanship

The Circle is Important! by Donna Snyder-Smith Circles are important The unassuming circle is an important geometric figure in dressage. It is also one of your most important training tools to teach or improve the following in your horse: lateral suppleness, balance, flexion of the hind leg joints (inside...

The Ugly Duckling Dressage Score, the ‘Insufficient’ 4

The Ugly Duckling Dressage Score, the 'Insufficient' 4 By Donna Snyder-Smith The NAWD organization has always taken its obligation to the horse as its basic and most serious concern.  In recognizing and accepting that some elements of training, especially when ridden precisely and in close proximity produce a stronger,...