Thursday, March 24, 2016
Keeping a horses focus... when it doesn't want to. Walk trot.
"My horse throws its head up in the trot walk transitions. What am I supposed to do? How can I keep my horses soft to my rein connection?"
This happens to so many riders. It is a common challenge that can be solved by understanding the Steps to Connection. Now you can watch what I did (this is a blast from the past) with Trudy and Ani to keep them connected with the walk trot transitions and the different trots. Ani is still new to being on contact/on the aids/on the bit/in front of the aids. Like most horses that are new to this level of connection she is not sure what she should be doing when Trudy takes up the contact. Now you can see what we are doing with the walk trot transitions and changes of gait at the trot to help her understand how to stay connected.
Does this give you a better idea of how you can ask your horse to stay more connected? Practice this Horse and Rider Awareness technique and tell me how it works for you.