Evenness

Credit: Susan J. Stickle A skilled rider with refined body awareness helps the horse learn to work in a symmetrical balance, which results in less wear and tear on the horse’s body. Lauren Sammis rides Whitman, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding.

Developing Balance and Symmetry in the Dressage Horse and Rider

Lauren Sammis explains how constant awareness of your position in relation to your horse’s body is the key to proper riding.

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Straightness: How to Align the Horse

Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains how it is the job of the rider to make the horse as even on both sides as possible, therefore improving his straightness.