Think dressage is unrelated to the Western riding you do? In this slideshow, Al Dunning shows you a dressage-based exercise, the leg-yield that puts your horse in the perfect position for a smooth, collected lope on the correct lead.
Team Horse & Rider's Charlie Cole gives Horse & Rider magazine's managing editor, Alana Harrison, a taste of what it's like to ride a top-level Western show horse. It's harder (and way cooler!) than it looks.