Dressage Solutions: Develop Correct Collection

Try this tip from Sue Blinks.

To develop correct collection…

Imagine that your horse’s shoulders and the first third of his neck “bloom” up in front of you. —Sue Blinks

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Sue Blinks has trained in Germany with Walter Christenson, Isabell Werth and Uwe Schulten-Baumer. She and the Hanoverian gelding Flim Flam were members of the U.S. bronze-medal dressage team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the silver-medal team at the 2002 World Equestrian Games. Blinks currently trains and competes Habanero, a 13-year-old Hanoverian Warmblood owned by Louise Leatherdale of Leatherdale Farms.