Dressage Solutions: Learn to Move with the Horse

Try this tip from Charles de Kunffy.
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To learn to move with the horse...

Imagine you and your horse are ballroom dancing partners. Exactly as in dancing, you (the leader) inconspicuously influence the direction, tempo and balance of both partner’s motion. (Think of sitting “inside the motion.”)—Charles de Kunffy

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Charles de Kunffy was a U.S. Equestrian Federation “S” dressage judge for more than 42 years. He is a popular clinician who has conducted courses for judges and instructors around the world. Originally from Hungary, he is now based in Palm Springs, California, and is the author of six books, including his autobiography, A Rider’s Survival from Tyranny, and the video “The Art of Classical Dressage” (charlesdekunffy.com).