Yvonne Barteau for Dressage Today

Dressage. Courtesy Horse & Rider

Learn How to Build a Good Connection

Whereas contact is simply the feeling of the horse's mouth at the end of the reins, a good connection is a much more sophisticated feel and a subtle yet highly effective way for horse and rider to get and receive information from one another. When true connection is established, the entire body becomes an effective and polished communication instrument, and that is where the art of dressage begins.