Saturday, May 23, 2015

the thinking today

I was thinking today, as I was riding Whiskers who is a horse who is "broke" to ride but he isn't "broke" to much ground work beyond being polite and to nothing like flexions although he is pretty responsive to leg:  I was thinking today as I was asking him to trot and asking him to not stick his nose out and asking him to bend just a touch; I was thinking today as I was asking him that stuff after asking him to track up walking a circle, then to drift his HQ, then to step under with his HQ:  I was thinking as I asked him to feel back for me even as I made my communication more effective:  I was thinking how very different it is to attempt to teach a horse to move correctly than it is to hold a horse in form with hands and legs.

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