Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Going back to the basics Rein contact at the trot. Engagement. Diamond ...

"Is your horse connected from your leg to the rein at the trot? Watch how Susan used the "diamond" exercise to get Beau more on her aids"

Now that Susan is competing in 2nd level, it is time to go back to the basics of balance.  To do this, Susan focuses on keeping and even feel on both reins as she asks Beau to step up more from behind with her seat and legs.  We use the "Diamond" pattern to encourage Beau to "sit down" more, or engage  from behind.  

Are you ready to try the Diamond pattern with your horse?