How To Dressage Podcast

How to (And Why) Ride a Good Circle/Volte

October 30, 2023 How To Dressage
How To Dressage Podcast
How to (And Why) Ride a Good Circle/Volte
Show Notes

Circles are one of the first bending movements that a young horse will learn. They’re also one of the first movements you will ride on a horse that is not fully warmed up.

Every dressage test throughout the levels asks you to perform circles of various sizes. And out of all of the dressage movements, a circle is a figure that you will ride more than any other.

And yet, the humble circle is one of the most difficult movements for horse and rider to get right.

So, in this podcast episode, we will look at the benefits of circles, what makes a good circle, how to ride a good circle, and some of the common mistakes that are made.

(Please note: This is an updated and expanded version of our previous 'How to Ride a Good Circle' episode.)


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