Thursday, April 23, 2015

Trot/transitions. Does your horse respond to your aids? How do you know?...




"What does it mean? Is your horse on the aids? Now you can use this simple "Yes, No, or Maybe..." awareness test to find out"

I was thrilled to have been able to film this part of the training process as many people have never see it happen with a horse and rider. This is Trudy on Melody. We are now asking Melody to stay more "connected" so that Trudy can balance her differently. In this session we focus on if Melody can hear Trudy's aids for the trot and trot walk transitions. Trudy also continues "riding the shoulders" which really made a difference in how Melody is trotting. Those who have followed Melody's training progress know that this is really amazing. Melody is a very nervous and hot horse. This is one of the first times that Melody has remained relaxed and is connecting with Trudy.
Are you ready to try this on your horse? Let us know how it works for you. The riders and I love hearing your feedback and comments.