Masters of Equitation on Collecting and Lengthening compiled by Martin Diggle
Model Number: 9780851318486
It is hardly overstating the case to say that, historically, collection was the primary aim of training, and yet it remains one of the most widely misunderstood aspects of equitation. Because of the key role it plays, misconceptions about collection will impede not only the correct development of ‘collected’ work, but also the progression of the overall training programme. Lengthening the strides, which has assumed an increasing importance in modern times with the development of the sport horse, is similarly subject to much interpretation.
Yet, performed correctly, collection and extension will act harmoniously to develop longitudinal suppleness, balance and power – qualities which are highly desirable both inside and outside the dressage arena.
Masters of Equitation on Collecting and Lengthening offers valuable insights to the real aims and correct introduction of these gait variants – knowledge that will be essential for all riders who wish to train their horses correctly and progressively beyond novice level.