Sunday, January 11, 2015

Trot. Renvers (haunches in). Getting more stretch. Back to the basics. S...

"Have you tried to do a haunches in or out with your horse? At first, you will find that they are not sure what to do with their feet. With practice, they will start taking longer steps and you will find that the haunches in or out will improve your horse's balance and connection with you in ways you might not have imagined!"

This is week 4 of taking Beau "back to the basics". We are focused on the haunches in (renvers) Susan is riding him with a long, following rein and is asking him to step up into that connection. Beau has never really been excited about lateral work and is now becoming more comfortable with it. In the beginning of this session you will see that he take short steps and loses his connection. As the ride continues, he starts taking longer steps. Watch how much Beau's trot improves! 

Are you using the haunches in yet on your horse? What do you find is happening?