Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Retraining a Schoolmaster. Half halts, Supplying. Walk Piourettes

"If you are lucky, you might be able to learn from a schoolmaster. Of course, they also come with their own set of issues that you might need to work through. In this session we focus on keeping Darrien on the he outside rein and leg at the turn on haunches, walk pirouette. He is pretty sure we do not know how to do them.... Watch as Darrien learns he can stay connected even when he thinks he knows what he should be doing"

This is Susan and Darrien. Darrien is a schoolmaster and knows it all. Or so he thinks... It has taken us about a year to get him to this point in his retraining (Susan's newest horse) and he came with some issues to work out. One of those issues is in what he has been doing the turn on the haunches/walk pirouette where he will spin around like a reining horse instead of waiting for Susan and of course, staying connected between the reins. 

Now you can see what we are doing to show Darrien how to wait for Susan's aids as we isolate keeping Darrien on the outside rein and leg for these movements.