Definition of shoulder-in in US English:



  • (in dressage) a movement in which the horse moves parallel to the side of the arena, with its hindquarters carried closer to the wall than its shoulders and its body curved toward the center.

    • ‘My shoulder-ins felt good, and all of my half passes to the right felt super.’
    • ‘Watch how leg yields, shoulder-ins and gymnastic exercises are used and slowly developed from a day to day routine training schedule.’
    • ‘Do not hesitate to go back to shoulder-ins if difficulties arise.’
    • ‘I was actually really happy, I thought my shoulder-ins were really good.’
    • ‘We were doing shoulder-ins, leg yields and side passes.’