Are you sick and tired of doing all the work while your lazy horse plods along without energy? Remember that a horse can feel a fly on his side, so logically there’s no reason for him to be dull to your legs.
Here are the steps to put the lazy horse in front of your legs:
1. Give a light leg aid
2. No response, half-hearted response, or delayed response
3. Correct him by sending him forward
5. 100% response (99.9% isn’t… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 28, 2009 at 8:41pm —
Are you having trouble getting your stiff horse to bend? Check out my latest article on the blog at www.janesavoie.com
Added by Jane Savoie on August 28, 2009 at 8:46am —
I get a lot of questions about what to do with the horse that switches from coming above the bit to ducking behind the bit. So, I just posted a new article about this on my blog at www.janesavoie.com
Added by Jane Savoie on August 27, 2009 at 9:02am —
If you're having trouble with the Free Walk, I just posted an article on my blog at www.janesavoie.com
Added by Jane Savoie on August 23, 2009 at 12:01pm —
Lots of you tell me you're confused about the correct length and height of your horse's neck so I thought I'd address that in this article.
Neck too high: The height of the neck is determined by the degree of engagement of the hindquarters. So, the height of the neck changes as you go up through the levels and your horse becomes more collected.
Always keep in mind, however, that if you ride with the neck too high and short and the angle of the throatlatch too closed, there… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 21, 2009 at 9:00am —
PBS's "Nature" is running its "Horse & Rider" episode tonight, and Ruth Hogan Poulsen and I are in it! It's airing 8PM EST.
Added by Jane Savoie on August 16, 2009 at 2:23pm —
Since very few horses, are ambidextrous, it’s inevitable that the lateral dressage movements like leg yields, shoulder-in, haunches-in, renvers, and half passes will be easier in one direction than the other.
Your goal for lateral movements in dressage (and everything else you do with your dressage horse
!) is to strengthen his weaker hind leg, make his… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 15, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm a blogging fool now! I just started a new one at:http://janesavoieblog.blogspot.com/
Added by Jane Savoie on August 13, 2009 at 6:08pm —
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Added by Jane Savoie on August 9, 2009 at 7:34pm —
Here’s a fun training tip that uses visualization to help you ride your Training Level Dressage horse
better. I call it RIDES WITH FRUIT.
I’m sure you remember Kevin Costner’s movie, Dances with Wolves. Well, I call this training tip, Rides with Fruit. I thought it was appropriate since it’s summer, and many of us start to eat more fruits… Continue
Added by Jane Savoie on August 7, 2009 at 10:30am —
I just posted a new article with tips for developing trot lengthenings. It's on my blog at at www.janesavoie.com
Added by Jane Savoie on August 5, 2009 at 1:10pm —