Dressage Solutions: Improve Your Effectiveness in Corners and Turns

Try this tip from Physical Therapist Christine Bergeron.

To improve your effectiveness in riding corners and turns…
Imagine that you are in a cylinder (to prevent leaning) and wearing a corset (to prevent collapsing ribs). As you turn your horse, spiral within your cylinder. —Christine Bergeron 

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Dressage Today’s Technical Editor Beth Baumert submitted this Solutions on behalf of her Physical Therapist Christine Bergeron. Bergeron grew up as a competitive figure skater and later coached competitive figure skaters in Connecticut. She has additional background in ice dancing, ballet, Pilates and yoga, and she is an active mountain biker and alpine skier. Bergeron  practices at Performance Physical Therapy in Hebron, Connecticut.

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