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.


  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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