These short snippets are written by Sue Hughes from Plymouth, Michigan.
Sue Hughes is a Level III Centered Riding Instructor, USEF Licensed Judge in Western Dressage, Dressage and Eventing, Life Member CHA, Region 2 Director USDF, Retired Clinic Instructor for Certified Horsemanship Association, has participated in Dressage through Prix St. George and is an USDF “Distinguished Member”.
Sue has a lifetime of experience working with both horses and riders and she is also the WDAMI Vice President and a respected judge and clinician. Thank you, Sue, for your contributions to the wellness of horses.
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Sue’s Snippets: Short Articles About the Mechanics of Western Dressage
Snippet 1: Essential Ligaments
Snippet 2: Hollowness and Straightness
Snippet 3: Correct Bend on the Circle
Snippet 4: See the Bend from the Top
Snippet 5: When Spines Meet
Snippet 6: Cracking the Half Halt Code
Snippet 7: Engaged
Snippet 8: What To Do With the Reins?
Snippet 9: Transitions Between the Gaits
Snippet 10: Transitions Within the Gaits
Snippet 11: Intro to the 4 Kinds of Half Halts
Snippet 12: Building Blocks
Snippet 13: The Importance of Counting
Snippet 14: Three Words-Contact, Connection, Collection
Snippet 15: Throughness
Snippet 16: Help! How Do I Get My Horse to First Level
Snippet 17: Circles and How to Solve Their Mysteries for Dressage
Snippet 18: How the Horses Rhythm Affects Its Balance
Snippet 19: How Horses Turn Themselves
Snippet 20: What’s All The Fuss About The Outside Rein?
Snippet 21: What Does Ring Geometry Teach Us