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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Focus on the Spine to Correct Shoulder Position

Biomechanics expert Susanne von Dietze critiques Alexandria Belton at Second Level.

Photo Courtesy of Debbie Rodriguez

Try This Hip Lift Exercise to Reduce Pain

As the muscles surrounding your spine and hips get stronger, they support the joints more effectively.