7303Re: A question for a spring day...
- Apr 4, 2008On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:27:52 -0000 "Angela and David Belongie"
> Ok, I guess it's my turn, but I don't think I'll answer the way youat
> were hoping, because right now it isn't about the horse for me.
> Why? Well, because it has become clearer and clearer to me that I
> need to be a better rider. It is amazing what your own horse is
> capable of that you never knew until you try something like riding
> without reins (as in mounted archery). I am constantly surprised
> how well my mare responds to cues I *think* I never taught her.
> I intend to spend more time this riding season focusing on my
> (seat, alignment, focus, breathing and not transmitting tension
> through my body to my horse). I feel confident that with
> understanding and practice of how I ride/sit my horse that all
> other things I have been striving for (like straightness, lightness
> and collection) will all come of their own accord. Learning to let
> go of my preconceived notions on how my horse *should* travel and
> work with her on how she *does* travel.
> Oh, and I think Dafydd is going to be focusing on getting his mare
> to use her hind end more (making her somewhat weak back end
> and thus making her more able/capable to do the things he likes to
> do with her).
> --- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, "Else Hunrvogt"
> <nancyreimers@...> wrote:
> > OK so as the weather improves and many of us can begin working
> > hairy yaks again (my red mare molted to bare skin on her
> > flanks, but the hair is growing in and the collar doesn't seem to
> > bother it). I have a training goals question for you all...
> > What is one skill that you can work on the every level of horse
> > it participate/be competetive in our games/activities/combat?
> > detail on why and how you get it.
> > Else
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