Monday, December 22, 2014

Balance and connection at the canter for the first time! dressage training



Would you like to see a horse balance between the riders rein and seat aids for the first time at the canter?"

Most riders have never felt, or been able to see what happens to a horse that is learning how to get "on the aids" for the first time.  In this session Trudy asks Melody for a canter "on the aids." To do this, Trudy has focuses on keep Melody soft and balanced between her leg and seat aids from back to front and side to side. The biggest change is that now Trudy is keeping a consistent contact with Melody's rein connection.  This has been new to Melody as we have been riding her in a slack or light rein.