Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Great job Alex, glad you had a great ride and a light bulb moment!
I audited a clinic a while ago, taught by ....dang...cannot remember her name. It'll probobly come to me when I am at work. Anyways, she is high up there in the "chain of dressage" and she was showing us all how important the outside rein is.
So many ride with the inside rein, turning, bending, etc, etc - when the majority of the questions should be coming from your outside aids. She was able to get on a students horse and ride with her outside rein - doing circles and serpentines and half passes and etc, etc. It was a major eye opener.
She said during the clinic that a great way to test to see if you are riding correctly, is to drop the inside rein and if your horse doesn't change, then he/she's on the outside rein. If your horse does change, then you're doing it incorrectly.
I can get Nelson to keep it going clock wise, but the momemnt we go counter, I loose it. It isn't him, it is me - I know I am not balanced going counter clock wise, so that is an issue I have to work on.
Great job! Keep it up :)