Dressage Solutions: Increase Your Horse's Elasticity

Try this tip from Jeremy Steinberg

To increase your horse’s elasticity … 

Imagine his topline as a giant accordion, breathing in and out. Play with mild increases and decreases in his pace, letting his body move quietly through its spectrum.

—Jeremy Steinberg

Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz

Jeremy Steinberg is a USEF high performance rider who has ridden in national championships, competed in the U.S. league for the World Cup and won numerous regional championships through Grand Prix. In 1996, he earned individual gold and team silver medals at the North American Young Rider Championships and was appointed USEF Dressage Youth Coach from 2010 through 2014. He currently runs a training business in Del Mar, California, and teaches clinics around the world.

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