Monday, August 4, 2014

Mark Rashid on Collection

An interesting post from Mark Rashid on the subject of collection.

The only thing I would add is that there are a lot of people who think they've got collection, when all they've got is a tense, braced horse (usually with a tense, braced rider) and the "appearance" of a frame.  This is true even at the highest levels of certain disciplines, where the "appearance" may be rewarded by judges.  That's not collection, it's false collection - as Mark so wonderfully points out, true collection comes from relaxation and softness.

2 comments:

  1. Another great post by Mark. Very timely since I'm just finishing up reading Lynn Palm's "The Rider's Guide to Real Collection". I always think how disappointed many readers will be to find that after 9 chapters they will only then start to have the foundation for collection! No instant fixes, just proper riding.

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