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.
Inside you’ll find polework exercises to incorporate into your lungeing sessions, advice from top riders on sharpening up your lazy horse, and Charlie Hutton takes you to the next steps of the training scale. Plus, we talk to a leading vet about equine metabolic syndrome, Anna Haines helps you get to the bottom of your bargy horse, and Nick Gauntlett shares some cross-country exercises you can do in your arena!
Don’t miss out on the chance to win arena mirrors from Mirrors For Training and if you subscribe to Horse&Riderbefore the 31 December, you’ll receive a gorgeous LeMieux headcollar and leadrope* – get your copy of December Horse&Rider, today!