Saturday, September 6, 2014
Walk. How to connect a horse from the back to the front. dressage basics.
"You have heard other riders talk about it. They say they are asking their horse to connect from it's back to the front. What does that really mean? Watch what this rider does to get to that special place at the walk.
In this session Trudy is riding Melody at the walk. Her goal is the same goal that many who ride dressage, or any form of riding a hrose in balance are trying to achieve. She wants Ani to step up from her back feet into the following rein. To do this Trudy will need to activate Melody's back feet so that she lifts her back. When this happens, a little rainbow will show in Meldoy's neck. A sign that she really is connecting her back end to the front. This level of connection is new for Melody and is a great way for you to see how you can achieve the same connection with your horse.
Did you see the changes in Melody? Are you ready to try this on your horse?