Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Thank you so much Jody and Nutty! I really appreciate your input, knowledge and experiences! What you say makes so much sense to me, and Nutty you look fabulous regardless of what horse you are riding -
I was always taught that in order for your horse to do his job correctly, you must be spot on in form. Like, for example - if you loose your lower leg, then you aren't aiding your horse to remain round and up into your aids. If your upper body is forward, then your bodies weight is on your horses forehand, if you carry your hands low, your horse is not being lifted up off of their forehand - etc, etc, etc.....
What are your thoughts on this?
I am understand that you must learn to conform to the horse, 100% agree with this. What do you think about low level riders who are green, and starting to jump - do you think they need to be made to focus on being correct in equitation before they go over fences, or need to focus on solidity before they go over fences *solidity meaning solid seat, behind the horse, leave the horse alone, get the horse to the base of the fence correctly...more technical, than perching*
Last edited by MIEventer; 07-03-2009 at 09:05 AM.