Dr. Nancy Nicholson is the author of Biomechanical Riding and Dressage: A Rider’s Atlas and Biomechanical Riding and Dressage: Illustrated Rules for Equestrian Competitions. She has written for numerous publications, as well as authored Chemical Cycles and the Global Environment: Assessing Human Influences. Currently, Dr. Nicholson is working on a new book.
Dr. Nicholson is an USDF “L” Graduate with distinction. She has almost 40 years in experience in dressage. She has worked with a variety of breeds and has earned awards through the United States Dressage Federation: Bronze Medalist, Qualified Rider and Eight years of Year End Awards (Horse of the Year, Freestyle, Breed Awards for Hanoverians, Morgans), as well as the American Morgan Horse Association and the USEF.
Dr. Nancy Nicholson received her Doctor of Philosophy: Biology, from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She is also a member of the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and Phi Beta Kappa
BY DR. NANCY NICHOLSON Introduction and Background A top line outline is one of the first things we notice about our horses. They literally carry themselves with its ligaments and other […]
BY DR. NANCY NICHOLSON HORSE AS ATHLETE Strategy and tactics for Development We have discussed walk as a foundation gait for horses and for humans. What we can understand, in addition, […]
BY DR. NANCY NICHOLSON Riding forward is not rushing, nor is it chasing a horse “off its feet.” It is a deliberate set of exercises with the horse “on the […]
BY DR. NANCY NICHOLSON Working in an arena has multiple goals for developing a horse mentally and physically. As a benefit, carefully considered training agendas can develop a trainer’s perception and […]
BY DR. NANCY NICHOLSON Walk is a foundation gait for horses and for humans. In dressage, walking is a gait with four phases that are heard as hoof beats. Further, […]