Dressage Solutions: How to Tell When Your Horse Is Forward Enough

Try this tip from Chris Hickey.

Your horse is forward enough when he feels drawn to a place as if to a magnet. He wants to carry you in a powerful but balanced rhythm. 

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

A U.S. Dressage Federation bronze, silver and gold medalist, Chris Hickey is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level. 

This article first appeared in the May 2000 issue of Dressage Today.