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A Long Neck Equals a More Rideable Horse

Successful riding at the upper levels of dressage begins with teaching your horse to come through his back with a long neck and go to the hand.

Sarah Geikie rides the shoulder-in on Waterhouse, her Hanoverian gelding.

The Importance of Shoulder-in When Training the Dressage Horse

Dressage judge Sarah Geikie explains the importance of bend in riding the venerable shoulder-in exercise.