Dressage Solutions: Improve Rein Connection

Try this tip from Jessica Miller.

To improve your rein connection…

Imagine your point of contact with the bit is in your elbows, triceps and back, and that your arms, wrists and hands are just extensions of the reins. This allows the connection to be held in your body rather than your hands and allows the hands and arms to be soft.

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Jessica Miller is a USDF gold medalist who lives and trains out of her family’s stable, Rancho Del Lago, in the East Bay in Northern California.