Tag Archives: collection

Two Equilibria

I often see debates about the frame and movement of the horse.  Do you allow the horse a longer frame, in order to develop certain areas?  Or is allowing that longer frame risking the future of collection?  Is putting the … Continue reading

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Seunig: Defining Collection

“If collection is defined not merely as the bodily state in which the horse is best and most easily able to comply with the schooling requirements of its rider, it signifies, when applied to all the branches of horsemanship, increased … Continue reading

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Passage … at 4?!

Indulge me in a moment of ranting, if you will.  I’m frequently “treated” to video clips posted on Facebook, usually by friends of friends, that are prime examples of all that is wrong with equestrian sport today. There was the mare, newly … Continue reading

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Where’s the Fire?!

I was watching some of the video from last week’s Dressage at Aachen, and I was struck by the almost manic nature of the top rides.  It’s hard to imagine that there is any actual collection going on in these … Continue reading

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