Why Does Collection Supersede Rhythm? Why Does This Matter in Competition?

Why does collection supersede rhythm? Why is it important in competition? Read Paul’s new article, published in The Horse Magazine.

“If I can use the questions that have come across my desk recently, and have come up in lessons, especially with younger trainers, there seems to be a competition developing between rhythm and collection, at least in competitive dressage. It might be necessary to remind trainers and judges that while rhythm is a powerful component of dressage, collection always supersedes rhythm….”