Dressage Solutions: Develop Correct Bend

Try this tip from Courtney King-Dye

To help develop correct bend throughout the horse’s body…
Imagine that your aids shape him like a banana. —Courtney King Dye

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Courtney King Dye represented the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics aboard Harmony’s Mythilus and competed in the 2007 and 2008 World Cup aboard Idocus. Although these days most of her time is taken up mothering her three children, she teaches at her barn in Millbrook, New York, and does clinics.

This article first appeared in the April 2018 issue of Dressage Today.