Thursday, December 4, 2014

The timing of the riders aids. Adding the thigh to move the shoulder. ...

"So...  you really want to start riding more lateral work?  Let's start by becoming aware of how you can influence and control your horses shoulders more....with your thighs"

Oh, yes.  Your legs will burn as you practice this awareness exercise.  :) However, the good news is that you will also find that you really can ask your horse to communicate with you in a different way as you add your thigh (the inside) in time with the horses rhythm.  Now you can watch what happens with Trudy as she focuses on asking Melody to listen to what she is asking her to do with her thighs.

Have you tried timing your rein and leg aids to your horses movement yet?  How it is working for you?