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Training Buzz: Understanding “Submission” in the Collective Marks

In this excerpt from a Dressage Today OnDemand video, Catherine Haddad Staller explains what the elements of submission are and how to tell if a horse is in submission. She looks at the ears and the facial expression, how he carries his tail, his relaxation, as well as his mouth. She discusses how the horse’s frame plays into this as well as his obedience and offers tips on how to improve the submission.

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