The breeding of dressage horses has improved their quality to a huge degree over the last 20 years. The horses I had many years ago had good movement but they weren’t as flexible as they are now, so it was much harder for me to keep them together. Today, the modern horses are more elegant and have better movement, lightness and self-carriage. This makes it much easier because the rider needs less power to keep the horse together. It’s much easier to play with them because they are more elastic and flexible by nature.