VIDEO with Susanne von Dietze and JJ Tate: Collected Work

Susanne teaches JJ Tate on Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon, a 3/4 Connemara who has competed through Grand Prix.

In this series, physiotherapist, trainer, author of Balance in Movement and long-time Dressage Today contributor Susanne von Dietze demonstrates and teaches the benefits of a balanced seat at Grand Prix trainer Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate’s farm in Landrum, South Carolina. 

In this video—during the last ride on Day 1 of the clinic—Susanne works with JJ and Gideon, a 2008 3/4 Connemara gelding. They work on the collection and getting the horse to take even steps with his hind end and for him to carry more weight behind.

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Susanne von Dietze works with Jessica Jo Tate on Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, a 3/4 Connemara gelding. (Photo by Amy K. Dragoo)