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Training Buzz: Suppleness and Straightness with Debbie McDonald

This week’s Training Buzz is sponsored by US Rider. This clip features Olympic team dressage bronze medalist Debbie McDonald, who has been part of high performance, international dressage as a rider, trainer and coach for decades. In this clip from a clinic ride, a young rider and schoolmaster gelding are given a great reminder of making sure the horse is sensitive and responsive.  They work on suppleness and straightness, and Debbie give an excellent explanation of correcting the outside shoulder and lack of flexion.

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