Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Joshie I first learned that trick at my first dressage show. I was super tense so my trainer's friend came over to me and told me 2 things:
- Sing your ABCs
- Don't concentrate on you, concentrate on your horse being loose and supple, watch her ears to start going flop, flop, flop.
Singing relaxes your diaphragm which then untenses your back and abs, as well as taking your mind off things.
I always sing when I start feeling tense, or am riding a youngster so I "feel" loose to them even if I'm not.
The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com