Cool Ideas to Share

Cool Ideas to Share

Here’s an amazing exercise suggested by Susanne von Dietz. She contributed this to Dressage Today to give readers a feeling for the forward attitude you would like to have in your hands and arms. Here goes:

Stand in riding stance, knees bent, facing a wall. Stand so that when your hands are in riding position they are against the wall. Push slightly with your hands toward the wall. This is the exact feeling that you want to have when your arms and hands have a forward attitude but are not actually “giving.” NOTICE what this does to your abs, your shoulders and to the weight in your heels! It strengthens your entire vertical powerline! Wonderful! Thank you Susanne!

Do you have great ideas to share? If so, send them to Annie or to me!