Here you will find articles that explore the art and practice of dressage, including book reviews, opinion pieces, dressage exercises, technique recommendations, philosophical discussions and more. This blog is focused on training horses in dressage using compassionate and classical techniques.
During my efforts as a rider, trainer, coach and student of dressage, I’ve found myself reflecting on many aspects of this sport. This is my forum to share what I’ve learned and to put questions out there for others to respond to.
Christy Urban has been involved in the horse industry since 1991 riding competitively, training and coaching as well as running her own business in the horse industry. She is very concerned with animal rights and through her involvement in dressage aims to bring a more gentle compassionate approach to this sport and improve the well being of those horses and riders she has the privilege to influence.