Struggling with Travers / Haunches In

Haunches In HandsI am constantly amazed at how the very, very small things make such a huge, huge difference.  Here’s one of those such things.

If you are struggling to get a soft flowing travers (Haunches In), turn your inside hand over slightly (like turning a key).  It must be very subtle so as not to draw the horse to the inside or bend the horse’s neck … but OMG! What a difference it makes.

Other essential elements are forwardness and ensuring that you are not crooked with your upper body, but try the hand thing.  It’s a gem!

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster

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3 Responses

  1. Jane Savoie recommended this in her Dressage 101 books I read long ago… the indirect rein, like the motion of turning a key in a door, can really help when used intermittently to slightly adjust flexion, help with lateral movements, etc.

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