Collection & its Evasions
What is Collection, How do We Achieve It, & Why is It Necessary
Swedes Nissa Gustafsson and Sara Karlsson recently made a study regarding whether jumping trainers and dressage trainers had the same ideas regarding collection, what it is and how to achieve it. It turned out that not only the diciplines were different, but that many trainers of the same dicipline were contradicting each other, and that the concept of Collection is full of confusion in general.
I don't know if any of my ideas and those from the classical texts surfaced in their study, but here is my take on what collection is, how and why to strive for it. Good reading!