Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
You give a horse something to lean into, they are going to take it.
When I attended a clinic taught by a Spanish Riding School Rider/Instructor, I learnt that - Your seat rides the hind end, your legs ride the ribs, and your hands ride the shoulders...not the face.
I also learnt in another clinic - that you ride SEAT into LEGS into HANDS to SOFTEN. Slow your seat down, let go of the face, and your horse will come down to you.
I can't elaborate anymore, because I now have to go to work.....