Supple Your Stiff Horse

There are lots of exercises you can do to supple a stiff horse. But one of my favorites is one I call “+7/+1”. Here are the aids to supple your horse with that exercise. THE ACTIVE AIDS 1. The Inside Rein: • The action of the inside rein is the same as it...

Is My Dressage Horse Really Collected?

I often hear riders at the basic levels say that their dressage horses are collected. I assume they’re actually talking about connection as opposed to collection. But since I run across this confusion a lot, I want to take some time to explain how to evaluate whether...