Another of our Real Life Rider series, where our rider wrote to say she is currently training her 3-year-old Warmblood and is having difficulty with getting her ‘forward’. The horse is always behind the leg and when she loses the forward the horse then becomes crooked and starts to rear and protest.
A rider may struggle to properly apply and coordinate their aids without fully knowing or understanding that they may be the root cause of the horses lack of forwardness. As a rider you should constantly ask and answer a persistent question when the horse does not respond as you intend.
Whether you are training at the very highest level or a beginner ask yourself …Is it me or is it my horse?
This basic question never goes away, even for the most experienced rider. To answer this ever present question you should automatically run through a check list related to your basic position.
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