Dressage Solutions: Maintain Balance in Canter Pirouettes

Try this tip from Adelinde Cornelissen.

To maintain balance in your canter pirouettes …

Imagine that you and your horse are a ballerina. You must think about being centered in your upper body as you pirouette. If you lean a little to the left or right, your horse will lose balance and/or have to work to correct that imbalance.—Adelinde Cornelissen

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Adelinde Cornelissen is a Dutch Grand Prix competitor and trainer. Aboard Parzival, she won individual silver and team bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The pair has represented their country multiple times, including at the 2011 World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany, where they won individual gold and team bronze.

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