We just got our February issue and my daughter looked at the cover and asked why the rider was holding the reins like that (the two right reins being held one in the left hand the other in the right hand). I have never seen this before and it looks odd to me. I glanced through the article (but haven't READ it) and didn't see pictures or lengthy explanation as to why you would hold the reins like this. Is this common with upper level dressage riders? What is the purpose of it?
My apologies if this is explained in the article and I over looked it!