Dressage Solutions: Ride from Back to Front

Try this tip from Monica Theodorescu

To help you ride from back to front…

Imagine that energy goes from your belly button to your hands. Ride with your seat toward your hands, never the contrary. —Monica Theodorescu

(Illustration by Sandy Rabinowitz)

Monica Theodorescu’s star-studded career includes three German team gold medals from Olympic Games—Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996. She won team gold and individual bronze medals at the Stockholm World Championships in 1990 and several gold, silver and bronze medals at European Championships. In addition, she won two World Cup titles. Today she serves as coach of the German dressage team.

This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of Dressage Today