Think dressage is unrelated to the Western riding you do? In this slideshow, Al Dunning shows you a dressage-based exercise, the leg-yield that puts your horse in the perfect position for a smooth, collected lope on the correct lead.
?Your seat is your greatest aid in communicating with your horse,? says two-time Road to the Horse Champion and popular clinician Chris Cox of Mineral Wells, Texas. ?Using your seat effectively can keep you from overusing your reins.