carl hester dressage balance portrait contemporary painting
painting of carl hester showing dressage balance in abstract style
Dressage horse print "Balance"
Dressage horse print "Balance"
Dressage horse print "Balance"
Dressage horse print "Balance"
Dressage horse print "Balance"

Dressage horse print "Balance"

Regular price$468

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Dressage and art are both about "Balance"

In dressage, the term balance is described as the relative distribution of the weight of horse and rider laterally and longitudinally. With training the horse learns to move with his base of support narrowed laterally and shortened longitudinally in order to become more mobile and more easily influenced less and less aids from the rider.

Balance in art refers to the sense of distribution of perceived visual weights that offset one another. We feel more comfortable and find it more pleasing when the parts of an artwork seem to balance each other.

Using a very limited range palette with interesting yet rhythmical paint effects allowed this work to have a solid balanced feeling. Increased skills and training (both in art and riding) lead to finding and keeping balance more easily!

This ready to hang, high resolution gallery wrap canvas horse print is hand stretched onto a deep wood frame.

Please let me know what color float frame in the notes section at check out - thanks!


Based on a photo of "Carl Hester and Hawtins Delicato" by Day Dream Equine Art

Carl Hester came to Vancouver in 2018 to do a Masterclass. The painting was a thank you gift. Carl has the original.

We offer free shipping for all prints delivered to Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. Allow approx 2 weeks for delivery. Delivery times vary based on size of the print and your location. If you are looking to ship outside of these areas please contact us.

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Horse print collection - dressage and hunter jumper

A horse art collection starts with just one horse print!

Thank you! Your beautiful art arrived on schedule! Already thinking I may need to start a collection!

R. Cartwright

Print arrived! It looks amazing. Quality and framing is really great. I look forward to adding another in my office

J. Cameron

The painting arrived! WOW even more gorgeous in person!! Thank you!!

G. Mercer
equestrian artist designer rider Vanessa Whittell paints horses


Born in the UK and having grown up in very horsey areas of Canada – Vanessa Whittell has been riding horses since she was three.


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