FOLLOW US

Dressage Solutions: Create Soft Downward Transitions

Try this tip from Kathy Connelly.

To create the soft, downward transitions that you want to feel with your horse…

Imagine that your transitions land gently, like a leaf floating to the earth. —

Kathy Connelly 

Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

Click here to read more articles with Kathy Connelly. 

This Solutions illustration first appeared in the June 2015 issue of Dressage Today. 

Kathy Connelly is an international dressage rider, trainer and coach. She represented the United States Equestrian Team at the World Cup in Sweden and trained extensively in Germany with Herbert Rehbein and in Vienna with Ernst Bachinger, the former director of the Spanish Riding School. She trains out of Elysium Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, and at Havensafe Farm in Wellington, Florida. 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

CATEGORIES

TAGS

RELATED POSTS

Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel
Training Buzz: Training Level—Keep the Activity
AdobeStock_412841275
No Stirrup November: A Month-Long Commitment to Improving Your Seat WITH or WITHOUT Stirrups
DAD-12-0930-C0C1-595
The Why, When and How of Transitions + What Causes a Hoof Abscess?
DTMP-141200-SOLUTI-01
Dressage Solutions: To Maintain a Correct Upper Body Position in Corners

TRENDING ARTICLES

Ashley Holzer USA Valentine
Updates to U.S. Dressage Team Short List for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
ORLOBMarcusUSAJane_SL_1235-007-3935copy
Orlob Tops U.S. Olympic Dressage Hopefuls at CDI Kronberg
Anna Marek and Fayvel
Anna Marek: Working Her Way to the Top
DT-horse-lumps-under-jaw-01
Are lumps or swellings under the jaw reason for concern?