Saturday, December 6, 2014

Timing of the riders aids. Trot. Week 2. Staying connected in transition...



"Week 2. The Timing of the Rider's Aids at the Trot. Adding the riders lower leg to control the direction of the horses hind feet"

Check out the changes! In this session,we continue to focus on the timing of Susan's aids and how to get Beau to respond to them. Now we are now going to see what we can do to get Beau to respond more to Susan's lower legs for both moving forward and side to side. Of course, as usual, Beau's is thrilled about this change. The difference is that now he seems to be aware that it is OK to change what he is doing. He might have a little temper tantrum but now comes through them faster. In this video you will see what Beau looks like as he tries to understand the balance Susan wants him to be in with his shoulders up and his poll the highest part of his head position. Of course, to do this, Beau has to step under his center of balance more with his hind feet. You will be able to see Beau working through this process during this video. It was very exciting for me to catch that moment in a horses training. The facts are, Horses do have to change what they are doing before they can move up to a new level of balance or connection. So do the riders....
Can you see the changes in what is happening with Beau?