Many people look at the horse's head and neck carriage. If the horse work with his neck high and with the head close to vertical, then the horse is collected. That is not correct. If you want to look for if the horse is collected, look at what happens behind the saddle and not in front of the saddle.
Let's start by looking at what a strong topline really is. If we start with the neck, it must be widest at the base, ie the shoulder. It must be wide in front of the wither, it will curve upwardly in an arc and end up being narrowest at the poll.
The wither must be wide, a pointed bony wither is a sign of incorrect training or wrong saddle.
The saddle is the rider's most important tool, but also often the rider's biggest nightmare. I know because I've been there myself.
Hello my Name Is Linda.
I'm living on the island Møn, with my husband Palle and our 4 horses.
I am an approved Art2Ride trainer and is the PHS European Brand Ambassador.
I want here on my blog, tell about this form of training and about saddles. I will illustrate it with Palles fantastic pictures and videos.
Hope you will find the page interesting, enjoy.