I’d like to bet that the majority of aspiring dressage riders enjoy their riding. Yet how often do you see a smile on the face of a rider whilst training? The answer, in my experience, is not often.
A very simple and hugely beneficial tip is to relax the lower part of your face; smile from the inside. By doing so, your face will soften, your eyes will relax, so will your jaw and it will help you to relax your shoulders and arms.