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Dressage Solutions: Find Correct Balance

Try this tip from Heather Blitz.

To find correct balance …

Imagine sitting on a ball that’s on a teeter-totter inside your horse. For proper balance—yours and your horse’s—stay aligned over the ball so it doesn’t roll and cause the teeter-totter to tip forward or back. —Heather Blitz

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Heather Blitz was the United States alternate for the 2012 Olympic Games with her gelding, Paragon. In 2011, the pair won team gold and individual silver medals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She credits her biomechanics coach, Mary Wanless, as the biggest influence on her development as a rider and instructor. They have been working together since 1993. Blitz is based in Wellington, Florida. (