Dressage Solutions: Maintain a Low Hand and Closed Elbow

Try this tip from Bonnie Walker.
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To help you maintain a low hand and closed elbow …

Imagine you are taking your toddler on her first ride, and she is sitting on your lap in the saddle. Through all of your movements and transitions, those low-together hands and tucked-in elbows act like a seatbelt for your little one to enjoy her first ride safely.  —Bonnie Walker

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Bonnie Walker has earned her U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF) silver medal and is a USDF “L” Education Program graduate with distinction. She has participated in multiple teacher-training workshops on advanced biomechanics, hosted by “S” judge Sandy Howard, to enhance her skills as an instructor so they equal her ability to ride, train and compete. She is a USDF Certified Instructor. Visit dressagedifferent.com.