I believe in a quiet, subtle approach to training.
I focus on throughness of the back, elasticity of the joints, and purity of the gaits. Gradually increased engagement -- through transitions within and between the gaits and in the lateral movements -- build flexibility and strength. The process brings the horse to collection.
I emphasize a functional and influential position based on balance and independence of the aids. Riding the horse with the seat and leg aids into elastic arms and hands brings the horse "to the bridle" in self-carriage.