The counter bend is a great exercise to help the horse become supple and through. Suppleness comes from lateral, thoroughness from longitudinal. By asking for the counter bend I make my horse more responsive to the inside leg. The biggest mistake made in this exercise is to use too much inside hand and try to … Continue reading Counterbend

Horsemanship Is Learning Their Language

A good horseman seeks to communicate with the horse in ways the animal will understand. If you search for a definition of horsemanship online, you’ll find the following: ”A rider or driver of horses, especially one whose skill is exceptional; a person skilled in caring for and managing horses. Skill in, or the art of, riding, managing or training horses.” I think the skill … Continue reading Horsemanship Is Learning Their Language