Friday, September 12, 2014

Who says you can't teach an old horse new tricks? Going back to the basi...

"Who says you can't teach an old horse new tricks? The warm up trot. This is from week 6 of taking Darrien back to the basics. 

This is Susan on Darrien. In this session we are warming up at the trot. Our goal is simple. All we want to do is keep Darrien relaxed and moving forward freely. His normal reaction has been to get a little frantic at times. Susan is still riding Darrien in a snaffle instead of his usual double bridle. Those of you who have been following their journey might recall that 2 months before this video Darrien, even in a double bridle, would "root" (pull Susan out of the saddle with the reins) rear and run. He still pulls at times, but is much better now. The entire process has been filmed so you can see exactly what we have been doing, and the results.

Is it time for you to take your horse back to the basics? What are you waiting for?