It is contrary to good hands to put too much effort into having your hands and forearms as the rulebook states!
This is putting too much pressure on you to be “correct” and thus stiffling your ability to feel.
The sensation should be easy and effortless, round your wrists slightly toward inside, nails facing, close your fingers, but in the same measure, keep them soft so not clamped closed. Good hands are the result of a good frame of mind!
Patricia – The Dressage Tipster