How to get, and keep, your horse sensitive to your aids.
You will all, by now be more than aware that I am an advocate of keeping things simple. My favourite Bruce Lee quote is “Simplicity is the Key to Brilliance”, but when I say simple I realise that this can be misunderstood. I don’t necessarily mean ‘less’ when I say keep it simple I mean ‘reduce to its heart’.
I had a note from Angie who asked me a question relating to the mechanics of getting her horse sensitive to the aids.
I am a big believer in putting the leg on and then always immediately off – a squeeze and release. This assumes that your legs are hanging gently at your horse’s side and only being used when needed and not clamped on for dear life.