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Dressage Solutions: To post more efficiently for forward motion…

Try this tip from Janice Dulak.

To post more efficiently for forward motion…

Imagine your body as a box with hinges at the hips. Keep your box square as you rise freely in the posting trot. This “squareness” (no tipping left or right) will keep your horse’s body traveling straight and forward, too.—Janice Dulak

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Janice Dulak is a Master Pilates Instructor through Romana’s Pilates. She has been riding dressage for more than 10 years and is the author of the book Pilates for the Dressage Rider and the DVD “Nine Pilates Essentials for the Balanced Rider.” She lives with her husband on their Amber Waves Farm near Champaign, Illinois, and they winter in Reddick, Florida (