Monday, February 2, 2015

Trot. Does your horse root at the reins or pull you out of the saddle? S...



'Does your horse root at the reins or pull you out of the saddle?"  Adding the shoulder in"

This is a blast from the past. It is Darrien from last year. He came to Susan with a few issues including "rooting on the reins". Our goal is to show him a new way of responding to the reins. As you will see, he can get very strong when he roots, in fact he can pull her right out of the saddle. Instead of correcting him when he roots (pulls on the reins to get them away from the rider) we focus on showing him a new way to use his body where he does not feel like he needs to pull the reins out of our hands. As you will see, little by little Darrien started getting softer and begins to release his neck and back.

Can you see how much Darrien has changed since than? Now it is very seldom that he roots, rears or bolts. Susan had done an amazing job bringing him to where he is.