We all know that we use our aids to communicate with the horse. Leg and rein aids, our seat, voice, and artificial aids, spurs and a stick. How much and how precise we use them tells our horse what to do when. Any time you are putting your foot into the stirrup irons you will … Continue reading Are your aids a symphony or a jumblemumble?
You are working on the flat and feel your horse’s haunches shifting to the outside. Your outside leg is moving back asking your horse to shift the haunches back on the track, but he is not listening. Are you sure you the haunches out are the real problem? Very often I see riders trying to … Continue reading Are you fixing the Symptom or the Cause?
Track: Is the line the course designer creates and on which the judge will score you. If your execution is precise, your horse will cover the ground easily, be soft and responsive, and have a wonderful jump that will reflect in your score. Your hand puts the bit perpendicular to the Track, and the rest … Continue reading Track – Momentum – Balance
Lateral connection: Is your legs and hands, on both sides, working together to keep the horse on the Track, both on a straight line as well as on a circle or a bending line. Longitudinal connection: This is what keeps the horse in front of your leg and connected to your hand. It is as … Continue reading Creating The Box