International Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Joanna Fisher shares her thoughts on……whether you should change your whip over in a dressage test.
This is a question that greatly depends on how one rides at home. Personally I ride with my whip in my left hand and it remains there during the training session. I only use it as fourth resort, firstly I would use my seat, secondly I would apply the leg, thirdly I would use my voice and finally I would back it up with a touch of the whip if necessary.
—————————————————————————————————————————————————–Joanna has written a collection of children’s books based on her horses over the years.
It has been published by award winning Candy Jar books and currently available in Waterstones and being read in schools. Click here to link to her website: www.stablegossip.com. She also has a dressage website which can be found at http://www.joannafisherdressage.com/
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