Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Canter. The beginnings of balance. How to connect a horse from the back ...

"Going to a new level with the balance of the canter. How hard can it be?"

This is Trudy on Melody. In this session we continue at the canter and are asking Melody to stay more balanced. To do this, Trudy has taken up more of a feel from the reins and is asking Melody to step up into that contact. This level of balance is new to both Melody and Trudy. Like many riders, Trudy feels that this is almost impossible and finds that she will also have to work through some of her own issues. This is typical for many riders who are ready to balance their horses canter. It looks so easy when someone else does it, but in fact, it is not.
What did you learn from watching Trudy work her way through the process of showing Melody a new way to balance at the canter?