Biomechanics

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Achieve Symmetry in Horse and Rider

Lauren Sammis shares her advice to help improve your awareness of your horse's symmetry, as well as your own and veterinarian Scott Anderson, DVM, explains the value in studying biomechanics.

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Find a More Supple Leg and Hip Position While Riding

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques a new horse-and-rider pair.

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The Importance of Science in the Art of Dressage

Susan Mandas discusses the value of understanding the mechanics of motion.

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How Studying Biomechanics Enhances Your Dressage Training

The study of biomechanics provides the basis for understanding multiple facets of dressage.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst - Arnd.nl Discovering how important the timing of our aids is begins with the rider developing an understanding of the biomechanical footfalls of the horse. In free walk, where the horse has complete freedom of his head and neck and is swinging over his back, feel the swing through his belly muscles.

The Importance of Correct Timing of the Dressage Aids

A dressage rider learns the importance of her aids when she first learns to post on the correct diagnonal.