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Making a Connection with your Horse

Hey everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the sun in the U.K.  As promised my article on ‘making a connection with your horse – In The Stirrups’ has been published in the very first edition of In The Stirrups Magazine OCTOBER 2014 (Page 17).

Here’s a couple of quotes to whet your appetite!

“The horse that is ‘round’ and on the bit is adjusted to take the riders weight easily to comfortably carry you and use his body effortlessly”

“The judge in a test is looking for the horse to maintain the head carriage, if you throw the reins forward your horse may think you are a rodeo rider and react accordingly”

“Sit up tall and utilise your lower back and abdominals to keep your torso upright.  If you go limp or collapse your midsection, you will find that your horse starts leaning on your hand, because he loses self carriage in his efforts to rebalance where you have put him out of balance, especially if you collapse forward”

Go take a look, there’s something for every equestrian, whatever your discipline of choice …

Note to self: Add some piccies next edition! lol

Patricia – The Dressage Tipster