A horse is said to be straight when it's hind feet step forward on the same track as the front feet.
Ever had "crooked", "quarters in" or" losing straightness" on your dressage sheet and wondered how to make the correction? A common mistake made in an attempt to straighten a horse, is to push the quarters out.
The correction is to move the forehand across, placing it in front of the hind quarters. Your trainer may ask you to put your horse into shoulder in to correct the loss of straightness. This movement can be ridden in walk, trot or canter. Click Shoulder In to read more about how to ride this lateral movement, used to help straighten the crooked horse.