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Are You Blocking with Your Seat While Riding? Part 2
Are you guilty of saying one thing to your horse, when you actually mean another?
Here are 3 actual riding exercises you can do to discover if you have been blocking. And then, begin allowing. Let's get clear on what we mean when we say 'blocking'.
Blocking is when you mean to say ‘carry on’, but instead you say ‘whoa’. It is applying the resisting force of your seat when you actually want to simply allow your horse to really move your seat.
Exercise 1:- Allowing in the Walk
Are You Blocking with Your Seat While Riding Your Horse? Part 1
So you say go. But immediately follow it up with whoa. And all because you’re blocking with your seat.
I have 2 exercises for you to ride that will help you feel if you are indeed blocking with your seat or not…
There are basically 3 basic ways your seat can be used to influence your horse. Go, whoa, and neutral. Driving, resisting, and allowing. It is the ‘allowing’ part that so many riders struggle with.
Leg Yielding to Refine Your Asking Aids in the Saddle
Have you been trying to move your horse; rather than asking your horse to move. One of the areas I see riders trying to move their horse is when working laterally. Leg yielding is a great example. Riders will try to push and shove their horse across the arena.
You don’t move the horse. You ask your horse to move. If you began to actually implement this in your riding, it has the power to change everything...
Why Enforcing Your Boundaries on the Ground will Improve Your Riding
Are you a pushover? What’s happening between you and your horse on the ground, is a good reflection of whats going on in the saddle.
Groundwork is so important when working with horses. Often, rider's boundaries are created on the ground and enforced in the saddle
What Are Boundaries?
They're the rule book between you and your horse. They are where you define what’s ‘okay’ and what’s not. And it is the lack of a boundary that causes issues when the arise between horses and their riders.
Practicing a Square Halt on the Ground with Your Horse - Groundwork for Equestrians
Think about the last time you were with your horse. How many times did you ask him to halt while working with him on the ground? Before you mounted up?
When interacting and working with our horses, so much of it happens on the ground. Beside your horse.
In fact, all conversations with your horse start and end on the ground. Before you mount up and when you dismount after each ride. So it makes sense to use this daily interaction to intentionally help your riding.
Turn on the Forehand; A Basic to Revisit This Week
Forward and sideways. And yet, without leaving the spot you’re in… It can feel so contradictory, yet it is all possible. You’re simply beginning to really work on turn on the forehand with your horse. So many riders fail to include the ‘forward’ part of the equation when working on this basic movement.
And the power really does lie in the ‘forward’ aspect of this, especially when you take the time to revisit it from a more developed and more progressed place in your riding journey.
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Lorna is a great teacher. She has a way of breaking concepts down to make them easier to understand. I listen to this podcast on my way to the barn, and apply the information during my ride. She’s made me a better rider. I’m grateful that she generously offers her time and wisdom to make this podcast.
At a few points I had to go back because I either couldn’t understand it or I was doing something and didn’t hear it but I only had to do that about 2-3 times. I didn’t quite understand the end even when I did rewind it so I’m going to listen to this again later when I’m on a horse. I would totally recommend this channel though and I already have to my best friend!
I just started listening to podcasts an found this it’s amazing I have my 🐴horse an I am working on a few new things with him I listen to Lorna while I’m getting him ready. good job this is a very good way to just learn a lot 😊