Friday, March 20, 2015

Staying connected in the stretchy trot with half halts. S4 dressage tra...

"The trot. A stretching we will go... a stretching we will go. What? I need to ask my horse to stretch while doing half halts and keeping my horse connected?"

It has been a long winter and Trudy has not been on Ani for at least 6 weeks.  Now that we have warmed up both of them we are going to see if Trudy can ask Ani to stretch at the trot.  The trick will be in keeping Ani connected (the Steps to Connection) with half halts. Trudy makes this look easier than it might feel for you.

Now you can see what might happen with you and your horse as you are focused on a stretchy trot with the horse staying connected.  Are you ready to try this on your horse?  Let us know how it works for you.