Six secrets of successful dressage with Matt Hicks.
Stage 3 in our scales of training series shows Connection. Here we have wide and low hands. A horse with his head in the air means that the rider has no steering. Therefore, putting your hands lower and wider can help to get the horse’s head down and neck down and support him in his balance.
You'll have the chance to watch top riders attempt to qualify for the famous Derby in the Derby Trial. This class features several of Hickstead’s permanent obstacles and can be a useful indication of Derby form. There's also plenty of showing to see, with classes for cobs, riding horses, small hunters and mountain and moorlands, to name a few. Plus, the huge shopping village is perfect for some retail therapy.
For more information, visit hickstead.co.uk.
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