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Dressage Solutions: Prevent Your Horse’s Shoulders from Falling In or Out

Try this tip from Corinne Foxley.

Imagine that the shoulders are a balancing scale. When one side (or shoulder) is weighted more heavily, the horse will lean in that direction. To prevent this, try to balance the scales. —Corinne Foxley

Credit: Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

Corinne Foxley has been assistant trainer to Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel at Maryland’s First Choice Farm for more than seven years. She also spent time with Uta Gräf in Germany and has earned her USDF bronze medal. Foxley teaches a classical but creative and systematic approach to help the rider’s position and the horse’s self-carriage.

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