Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trots. Is your horse behind the vertical? "Back to the Basics" Week 5 D...

"When you are trotting, do you find your horse tends to drop it's poll below it's neck, and go behind the vertical? Watch what we do with Beau to bring his poll up"

This is Susan on Beau. We are in week 5 of "Back to the Basics" Beau is a Friesian/Swedish warmblood cross. He has a big neck and it is very easy for him to drop his poll below it and go behind the vertical with his nose. In this session we focus on keeping his poll up and his throat latch open at the trot and the movements in it. To keep his poll up in the movements, Susan asks Beau to step up more from behind. As a result he picks up his back, lifts his poll and keeps his nose in front of the vertical.Now you can see what we do to keep his poll up, and as a result, a better balance.

Does your horse go behind the vertical with it's head when you are trotting. What did you learn from this video?