Author Archives: Jec A. Ballou

Jec A. Ballou has trained in Holland, Germany, Portugal, Hawaii, and under the tutelage of Dr. Sherry Ackerman in the tradition of classical riding. Her writing appears regularly in Dressage Today magazine and USDF Connection. She has also contributed to Western Horseman, Chronicle of the Horse, and Practical Horseman. Learn more: www.jecballou.com

Balance vs. Motion in Dressage

Written by Jec Ballou The development of dressage horses falls more or less into two camps, with a lively debate dividing them over the proper foundation and training progression. For example, should a horse in…