Category: Equine Biomechanics

DRESSAGE FRAME BASICS: A MATTER OF PERCEPTION Part 1: The Natural Horse

The perception of what is correct in dressage is an acquired eye.  Most of the postures that trainers, riders, and judges see as acceptable, are in fact faulty.   I don’t like the word frame because it implies a static stance. The posture of the horse is constantly changing and should be evaluated as a kinematic system, not a snapshot in...