Dressage Solutions: Maintain a Low Hand and Closed Elbow

Try this tip from Bonnie Walker.

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)

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.