Yvonne Barteau explains that the best connection starts from nothing but an independent relaxed seat and the quiet, neutral absence of aids.
The bend in the elbow allows elasticity forward and backward to follow the horse’s mouth every step.
How elasticity and suppleness allow your horse to do his job well
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America’s dressage sensation gives advice on developing the perfect partnership.
Dressage trainer Melissa Jackson explains how to ride your horse from back to front and how to tell if your horse is doing it correctly.