Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Trudy and Ani Turn on the forehand into leg yield. Dressage

"It's time to connect laterally!  Would you like a great exercise that will connect you and your horse? Try the turn on the forehand into a leg yield."

This is one of my favorite exercises for both a horse and rider. By asking the rider to focus on what their horse is doing, they become more aware of how their riding position can be used to communicate to a horse. Meanwhile, the horse become more sensitive to the riders aids and as a result, is easy to balance both mentally and physically.
Have you tried this exercise yet? Can you see the difference it is making for Trudy and Ani?