Dressage Solutions: Improve the Position and Forward Aspect of Your Hands

Try this tip from Melissa Allen.

To improve the position and forward aspect of your hands…

Imagine home base for your hands as a square in front of your saddle that is even with the width and height of your hips. Always keep your hands in the home-base square with the feeling that you are pushing a shopping cart forward. —Melissa Allen

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)


Melissa Allen is a USDF Certified Instructor through the FEI levels and a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist. She trains out of Willow Creek Sport Horses in Raymore, Missouri. 

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