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Improve the Timing of Your Seat Aids - 3 Ways to Do This Today When You Ride
Timing... It's an important element of great conversations. You can give all the correct responses, but if the timing is off - they are not as meaningful. And this affects the connection and flow. Horse riding is the same.
After all, horse riding is just a word we use to describe the conversation between the rider and the horse.
As a rider, it takes time to learn how to develop an independent seat that asks questions at the right time, so that your horse can respond at the best time...
Feeling and Finding The Correct Diagonal in the Trot when Riding your Horse
Landing on the correct diagonal can be hit and miss for many riders. Let’s face it, there’s a chance you’ll get it right 50% of the time! And while most riders are pretty well versed on their diagonals in the trot… It’s ‘feeling’ the diagonal that causes confusion.
Trotting has a two-time beat. The 1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2,1,2 that you experience and feel when you’re in the saddle.
The correct diagonal is when you are moving with the inside hind leg - and, by association, outside front leg - o
Rhythm; Learning to Identify and Develop it in Canter when Riding Your Horse
And once either a horse or a rider has become 'used' to a different rhythm in the canter, it can be a real challenge to get things back on track. Or on the beat.
Some things are taken for granted when we ride horses. Rhythm is very often one of those things. And many riders think that, if there is a regular enough repeating sound, rhythm is good. But sometimes, the rhythm itself is not right. And when this happens, no further development can happen within the gait until this is corrected.
Your Riding Plan - Part 4:- 1 Exercise - Multiple Ways to Use it in Your Riding [Surprise Inside]
here is a simple exercise you can use this month to help minimize the overwhelm and get you in the saddle and making progress.
All you need are 3 or 5 ground poles and a fairly flat piece of land to ride on if you don’t have access to an arena.
The key to this exercise is intention regarding what you are doing and attention to how well things are going. Attention to detail is vital when working on simple. It is what makes simple really work and help propel you and your horse forward in your training
What to Do in the Saddle Today? Planning Your Rides - Part 3: Developing or Training
Doing the work. This is part that most riders and equestrians are good at talking about, planning, and even trying in the arena.
The key is to begin making ‘the work’ actually work for you and your horse!
Developing is another name for training. I personally believe that both horse and rider need training in order to move forward.
And, at some point, most horse & rider partnerships will reach a level where they match in skills and abilities. And this can be where so many begin to plateau.
What to Do in the Saddle Today? Planning Your Rides - Part 2: Partnership
Partnership. Many riders forget to actually be intentional about developing this in their riding and relationship with their horse. Partnership is trust. It is the relationship.
It allows you not only to trust each other more but also to build confidence in your own abilities as well. Ever noticed how you feel more confident about something you must-do if you have someone who supports you there beside you?