Dressage Lessons with Ellen Part 1 with Ellen Eckstein

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 14

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at a horse with a trainer’s eye? Dressage instructor Ellen Eckstein offers an inside look at what she sees when she evaluates a young dressage horse. Here she comments on the balance, movement and form of a young horse ridden by one of her students. This particular horse is in the process of learning how to use his hindquarters more efficiently and powerfully. He is just beginning to understand the connection between the rider’s reins and his hind feet. Later on, when his rider reaches for the reins, he will understand that these tools are meant to communicate to his hindquarters.

The original length of this clip is 26 minutes 32 seconds