tips for creating impulsion? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

tips for creating impulsion?

This is a discussion on tips for creating impulsion? within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Tips on creating impulsion
  • Creating impulsion in horses

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-17-2009, 12:57 PM
  #11
Trained
The reason why people end up with a horse on the forehand, after they've created the back end energy - is because they are not supporting through the outside rein, and driving inside leg into outside rein.

Far too many overuse the reins. The reins do not control the face -the reins control the shoulder.

Your reins do nothing more - nothing less. You control tempo, flow, rhythm through your seat - not your hands. Yes, you must have supportive hands - but not forceful, over active hands.

You do not get a horse in a collected frame through your hands. You get a horse into a collected frame after consistant, persistant, continuous work through correct aids vai Seat To Legs To Hands.

Support through the outside rein - your outside rein prevents that energy gushing out the front end.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Incorrect riding is front to back.

If you get the wrong answer when you are asking for impulsion from the back end - you aren't asking the question correctly.

~~~

You must ride on the 3 points of your seat, always. There are times when you ride on crotch via 2 point over a fence, and there are times when you rock onto your seat bones...via top level movements in dressage horses. Aside from that - always on your 3 points.

You lighten your seat, via weight flowing through into your heels. Your heels take the brunt of all your energy, all your weight. By opening up your knees *because you never grip anyways* you allow the weight from your upper body to flow down into your seat, flow down through your legs and into your heels.

Ok - so you activate the back end by pulsating your seat bones. You ALWAYS use your seat bones.

*side note* people like to turn circles via reins....when it should come from inside seat bone, inside leg and outside rein

Use your seat bones to activate the back end by pulsating them in accordance to the back leg movement. Left, right, left, right.

You must be balanced, through your heels, to your seat, lower back, to your upper body.

Your lower back must never be roached, must never be hollow. You hollow your lower back - you've now lost your core and your balance gushes out your front end. You roach your lower back, you've over activated your core, and your balance gushes out your back.

Must be just right, like Goldie Locks and the 3 Bears - lol.

3 points, strait lower back, tall upper body balanced over horses center of gravity.

You do not deepen your seat - why? Because of a few reasons.

1) You must remain balanced over your horses center of gravity. Your upper body must not go behind or infront of the verticle. Never.

2) Over active seat, creates a horses sensative back to drop..and not activate...which is important on getting a horse to utalize their essential muscles to build a topline to get the reached goal of "on the bit"

3) You become too loud for the horses movements.

Once you've recieved the wanted movement...you lighten your seat thorugh your heels - and now your legs take place. Same pulsating...left, right, left, right......then your legs act in lifting the back and the ribs.

NOW - your horses back end is moving. Your horse is tracking up, and your horses back is lifted - now all the important muscles are being used...........

All the while, you are supporting via outside rein.

The MOMENT your horse gives to you, you give back. Release, praise. Releas thorugh fingers, not compromising your support.

Inside rein has very little function.

Outside rein, prevents energy from gushing forward. Outside rein keeps energy recycling. Inside leg keeps the impulsion, activate seat when needed.

Seat To Legs To Hands To Soften.

The headset comes last always.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-17-2009, 01:01 PM
  #12
Trained
You will know when you get the right answer - you will feel the weight rock from the front, to the back.

This will not happen when you ride front to back.

You must aid your horse to do this, through correct, precise aids. Consistant and persistant and correct flat work.

Lots of walk to trot transitions. Lots of trot to walk. Halt, into trot. Halt, into walk.

The key is to get them off of their forehand, onto their back end.

You MUST know how to ask the correct questions, to get the correct answers.
     
    02-17-2009, 01:13 PM
  #13
Started
Wow, thank you so much MIEventer. It's a lot to take in, but I think I understand what you are saying.
     
    02-20-2009, 01:32 PM
  #14
Yearling
MIE, that has to be one of the best explainations I have ever read!!!!! May I print that out and post in the barn?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tips? RunicsGirl16 Horse Grooming 12 12-18-2012 06:27 PM
Problems with creating a video. TaMMa89 Technology 4 02-11-2009 04:42 PM
Jumping - No impulsion, help! SallyRC123 Horse Training 7 08-28-2008 09:30 PM
Impulsion Light Bright Horse Training 3 08-28-2008 04:15 PM
Some Tips? ILoveHorses1212 Horse Talk 4 11-06-2007 08:28 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0