Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Carolina, United States
What is true collection?
So in a recent lesson we worked on getting our horses to stretch through their backs into the contact we had thus forming a round frame through using leg and the horse reaching into your hand. So this brings up a question for me what is true collection in dressage?
I took a stronger contact (which felt super weird like I was on his face but my trainer said it was perfect so by the end it felt normal) and during the lesson I could really tell him reaching into my hand when I used my legs. So what is collection in comparison to a horse creating a nice round frame? Sorry if it sounds silly lol.
"In training we must be encouraged to first establish the principles and only then to tackle the details." Dr. Reiner Klimke