Thursday, June 11, 2015

Canter. What is the right bend? Half pass. Collected.

"You hear it all the time. That word, bending. What does that mean?  We know that a bend is really coming from the horse being active on the inside hind, but...where should your horses head be positioned to the inside when you are riding.  In this video we focus on that position while cantering including the half pass. You are going to love this technique" 

Most riders are not sure how far they should bring their horses nose over on a curve or in the lateral movements.  Now you can see an easy (well, maybe not so easy as you will need to think about it) technique that will make the process more elegant for you. All you need to do is look through your horses ears!  

Those who have been following Susan's progress with Darrien have seen some pretty remarkable changes. Susan has done an excellent job at showing this Schoolmaster that it is OK to go back to the basics and start over again.  Now you can see that they have some moments in their canter work that are beautiful!  There are some people who say you cannot teach an old horse new ways of doing things, yet you have seen that it can be done with time and patience. 

Are you ready to try looking between your horse's ears?  Try it and let us know how it works for you.