Q: Straightness exercises: “I finally got round to entering my first dressage test at British Dressage (BD) intro level and one of the judge’s comments was that I need to work on is straightness as my horse bends too much to the right. I have looked at the video and he is bending in the neck coming down the centre line. His teeth have been checked recently and they were fine. Do you have any hints, tips or training advice?”
A: Firstly, check that your horse is as supple to the left as he is to the right. If he isn’t and is fixed in one position, you need to do some work to make him equal on both reins.
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