- Always ride the horse (and mind frame) that you have in front of you that day. Dont set expectations for perfection - things take time.
- Don't forget that your horse is always mirroring your own riding. Having a problem with getting on that right rein? Look at your own body's alignment - are you sitting squarely in neutral postur? Or are you allowing your left hip to lock forward and create a twist in your body, one you cant possibly expect your horse to compensate for, therefore he has a twist in his body.
- Set things up properly for ultimate success.
- We are in a large arena, give ample room for the maneuvers being addressed
- Don't expect a lead change on a tight turn, heed the above suggestion.
- Nose in, hip out for the spin exercise. Reviewing video, we had nose out hip out, no wonder he couldnt balance on the inside leg.
- Finally, appreciate the great effort your horse is giving you, even if the maneuvers are looked upon as perfect. This is all new for the horse as yourself, remember:
If you didnt get my drift, I taped myself riding yesterday and our issues were shockingly translated on tape.
|I do love my Milo. Not my terrible roots though! GAH!|