“It’s a rhythm, a harmony—you want your body and his body to become one.
Think Harmony With Horses, Ray Hunt
Horses are just like us humans: their mood can change a day from the other and I bet you would rather like to notice your horse is in bad mood from the ground than from above his head after a good buck!
Using this one-rein stop, we teach the horse to stop when simply switching from position one or two to three.
Plus, it will help to save your money: no gimmicks!
Untracking the Hind
Walk, Trot & Canter
Always start to work in a safe environment (indoor and closed arena), then move to a round-pen or an outdoor arena, next ride a few hundred meters on the road down the arena... and here you go!
The first pack of four exercises is designed to build the basics of horseback riding, as you need to control the speed of your horse, to be able to move forward or to stop whenever you decide so.
The second pack of two exercises is designed to control the direction, to make sure you are the captain onboard and your horse waits for you.
First, the short serpentine to find rhythm, then the open serpentine to find harmony and feel.
Moving the Front
Eventually, legs will be enough to move the front end around, pivoting on the hind.
That is okay, as it can be pretty hard and time consuming to achieve such a program.
For those who want to go further, it is possible too. There are a lot more exercises that will help you to fine-tune with your horse.