Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
Going forward is not to be confused with going faster. Going forward is the amount of ENERGY your horse is expressing. It is like putting you foot on the accelerator of your car when it is in neutral. You press the gas pedal and the engine revs, but the car does not go faster.
The same with energizing your horse and giving it the "desire" to go forward. It doesn't mean you will always let it go faster. You should be able to squeeze the horse to create the needed energy. If you have to kick the horse, you are having to do too much to get the needed result. The squeeze is just pressure, I like to compare it with squeezing toothpaste out of a tube. Squeeze, then when you get the energy shift that you want, you release as a reward. The horse should respond instantly, when you squeeze.
I hope that makes sense.....