Friday, June 26, 2015

What you need to know! The steps to rein connection and the right bend. ...

"Confusing horse training terms. What do they really mean when they say, 'My horse should be supple (soften) to the rein contact?' Also, how far should I bring my horses head over when I am asking for the 'bend?'  Now you can watch what I do with Trudy as I break down each step of the process, including what bending should look like from in the saddle"

 If you are like most riders you are not sure if your horse is really soft to to the rein connection (supple) Many riders are also not sure what a correct "bend" should look like in front of the saddle.  They are not sure how far to bring their horses head over.  The bending technique came from Carl Hester World Champion Dressage Trainer of Charlotte Dujardin. I have been experimenting with the bending technique these past few weeks and find it is easy for riders to understand and apply to what they are doing in their riding. 

Try these techniques on your horse or students and tell us how they work for you!