Can you retrain a schoolmaster? Why not? Now you can watch what happens as Cheryl West discovers what having Comet (21 yr. rescued Rhinelinder) in front of the aids really feels like as I add the metronome"
These are the topics that we discussed. I added a metronome so that the rider, Cheryl West would be more aware of Comet's rhythm. This made it easier to keep him in front of her aids and connected.
10 meter Circle. How to ride one.
Metronome to keep rhythm
Four corners of a circle
Front of saddle pointed in
Rising trot allows more freedom for rider and horse
Outside rein and leg to inside rein and leg. Use leg yield to check.
Shorten length of outside rein until horses shoulder starts to lift
Check that your outside seat bone feels like it is coming through your outside elbow
Point your belly and the front of the saddle in the direction you want your horse to go towards
Praise the horse often.
Breath through your belly
Eyes up. Look where you are going.
Shoulder in. Size of 10 meter circle. Can you keep the rhythm?
Is your horse stretching down and in?
Is your horse tracking up?
Which tip are you going to try? Let us know how it works for you!