Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rein contact at the trot. Engagement and more balance with the Diamond e...

"Is your horse in balance? It's time to practice with the 'Diamond pattern.'Can you keep your horse connected from your leg to the rein at the trot?"

The Diamond Pattern is a great way to teach your horse (and yourself...) what a horse feels like as they are "sitting down" more or "engaging" This is a blast from the past and was when we were first asking Beau to stay in a different balance. To do this, Susan focused on keeping an even feel on both reins as she asked Beau to step up more from behind with her seat and legs as she rides the Diamond pattern. As a result you will see that Beau began to use his haunches differently.
Are you ready to try the Diamond pattern with your horse?