LOL Linda parelli? -pukes-
Ride every stride. That one is self explanitory.
Start with the pressure you want him to respond to, THEN increase. I had a tendancy to pull hard at first, then LATER get the horse to respond to lighter cues. It's much easier to give a soft cue, then medium, then HARD. Then, once the horse has the concept and is just being lazy, you can go from soft to HARD in a blink and the horse will most likely prefer to respond to the soft cue to avoid the HARD cue. LOL I guess I didn't have to explain that in such huge detail for you, but there you go.
HAVE FUN!! Sometimes when I compete I get so hung up on what I need to do/don't need to do. If I just breathe and remember horses are what I live for I'm a MUCH better at riding/training/competing.
Hm, I'll have to grab my notes as well :)
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