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Dressage Solutions: Improve Your Horse’s Lengthening

Try this tip from Lendon Gray.

To improve your horse’s lengthening …

Visualize what you want the movement to look like as if you had a rolling camera going on in your head. For example, to lengthen your horse’s canter stride, imagine how a lion must gather himself on his hind end before he can leap powerfully forward.—Lendon Gray

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Lendon Gray represented the United States in two Olympic Games and a World Cup. She is active with all national dressage organizations and recently created the Emerging Dressage Athletes Program. She is based in Bedford, New York, home of her Dressage4Kids Program and Dressage Youth Festival (dressage4kids.org).  

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