Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Back up. Adding poles for straightness. Dressage Basics

"Are you happy with the way your horse is backing?  What can you do to make the back up and walk forward exercise easier for your horse to understand?  Add ground poles!"

This is Susan and Beau.  In this session we are focused on improving the way Beau backs up and steps forward again.  To do this I have added two poles for him to back through.  This was exactly what he needed as he had started to back crooked.  Can you see how the poles have helped Beau to get a different understanding of how to back straight?  

How about your horse?  Is it backing straight?  Are you ready to try this exercise?