Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Yup, no such thing as an incorrect diagonal in dressage. However, diagonals are a strong tool that can help a horse bend properly, so it is a shame to not use it to your advantage.
A student of mine was at a champoinship show and she had a horse that would easily overbend. As part of helping her stay straight (VERY green horse) she would use the incorrect diagonal as a tool. The judge docked her for it. I protested it as she was in contention for the championship. The judge had to riscend the bad scoring.