Exercises For Better Dressage Position

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3 Exercises for Dressage Riders to Help Keep Heels Down

Try these exercises from Gigi Nutter to remedy this common position fault.

Credit: LA Horstman Photography Rider position and balance affect everything—the horse’s rhythm and tempo, his longitudinal and lateral balance and his willingness to go forward and come back. It’s our job to work with our conformation and that of our horses to find our core strength and balance in the saddle and to maintain them every single time we ride. Shannon Peters rides Weltino’s Magic, a Westphalian gelding owned by Jen and Bruce Hlavacek.

Dressage Position 101 with Shannon Peters

Become a more effective rider by finding and keeping your balance in the saddle.

Credit: Mary McKenna Always keep your goal in mind: to create harmony between two individual body-movement systems. Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel rides Florenz, a 9-year-old Bavarian Warmblood owned by Sandra Smith.

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 2

Now that you have a better understanding of your specific body proportions, find the right exercises to help you progress.