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Nicole Tough: The importance of transitions

The importance of transitions  It’s all too easy to become complacent about transitions. But they are a training opportunity that…

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Nicole Tough Dressage: Let’s talk about the happy athlete

Let’s talk about the happy athlete   The happy athlete – what does that mean? NICOLE TOUGH unpicks the concept.  Article…

Nicole Tough Dressage: More energy, more passion, more footwork

More energy, more passion, more footwork  What does collection mean to you? It’s an important feature of training that NICOLE…

Nicole Tough Dressage: The Counter Canter

The importance of counter canter  The benefits of counter canter are many. NICOLE TOUGH explains her approach to successfully training…

Nicole Tough Dressage: Introducing the double bridle

Introducing the double bridle It takes considerable skill to use a double bridle effectively. NICOLE TOUGH explains why. Dressage riders…

Nicole Tough Dressage: Searching for the one

Searching for the one Buying a dressage horse is not just a financial outlay. It’s an investment in your hopes…

Nicole Tough Dressage: Training under the discipline of accuracy

Training under the discipline of accuracy Dressage is all about details. NICOLE TOUGH explains how to gain a competitive edge…

The all-important half halt

The all-important half halt   The half halt is like a comma in a sentence. If that thought intrigues you,…

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It’s All In The Transition

It’s all in the transition   Never underestimate the importance of transitions. NICOLE TOUGH explains how to get the best…

The Wonders of Warm Up: Nicole Tough explains the all-important warm up

The Wonders of Warm Up   The warm up is where we prepare the horse physically and mentally for the…

Nicole Tough Dressage: Working with Crookedness

Like humans, horses have a dominant side that they prefer to use. The rider’s goal is to achieve suppleness on…

Training Throughness with Nicole Tough

The concept of throughness can be a tricky one to grasp, but it should be the goal of all our…

Unpacking Impulsion with Nicole Tough

Unpacking impulsion, the fourth step on the Training Scale, is an easily misunderstood concept with multiple layers of complexity, writes…

Going Forward with Nicole Tough

What exactly do we mean when we say forward? National A Level dressage judge and trainer NICOLE TOUGH explains. One…

Why correct contact is critical with Nicole Tough

There’s more to the art of contact than you may think. National A Level dressage judge and trainer NICOLE TOUGH…

What judges look for with Nicole Tough

The Training Scale guides dressage judges from Preliminary to Grand Prix. National A Level dressage judge and trainer NICOLE TOUGH…

On the forehand with Nicole Tough

You’ve probably heard that expression countless times. Now top dressage rider NICOLE TOUGH goes deep into the detail. When we…

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