Horse Symmetry

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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.

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.