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  • Else Hunrvogt
    Apr 4, 2008
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      On Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:27:52 -0000 "Angela and David Belongie"
      <awnova@...> writes:
      > Ok, I guess it's my turn, but I don't think I'll answer the way you
      > 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
      at
      >
      > 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
      riding
      >
      > (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
      those
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Morrighan
      >
      > 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
      stronger
      >
      > 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
      our
      >
      > > hairy yaks again (my red mare molted to bare skin on her
      shoulders
      >
      > and
      > > 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
      to
      >
      > help
      > > it participate/be competetive in our games/activities/combat?
      > Provide
      > > detail on why and how you get it.
      > >
      > > Else
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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