Monday, April 27, 2015

Trot. Shoulder in/leg yield. Connecting on the bit/on the aids. 1st time...

"Leg Yields and Shoulder In. Is your horse supple (soft, giving, yielding...) to your rein contact and on the aids? Watch as this young horse begins to understand how to stay on the aids/on the bit for the first time with these movements"

When a shoulder in or leg yield is correctly the horse stays connected between the riders aids from back to front and from side to side. However, the young and inexperienced horses do not start these movements on the aids. They do not know how to stay connected and we are happy if they will simply move where we want them to go. It is a big step if the rider decides to take their horse to the next level (First level for Leg yielding, 2nd for Shoulder in) while keeping them connected. Now you can watch as Trudy starts taking Ani to that next level.This is the first time we have asked Ani to stay "on the aids/on the bit" for the shoulder in and leg yields.
What did you learn from watching this video? Are you ready to try this on your horse?