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Correcting a Rocking Upper Body

(aka “How to have a calm upper body”) Causes of a rocking upper body: Exaggeratedly following horse’s movement An insecure seat Incorrectly think it will achieve a strong driving aid and balanced seat – they try to move the horse like they moved a rocking horse in their childhood Pinched knees, not enough weight in … Continue reading

Lesson Plan for Walk Halt Transitions

Lesson Plan for Walk Halt Transitions Set up 8 cones – 2 pairs of cones set up on each quarter line (so the rider will turn down the quarterline, halt between the cones, walk on, halt between the next cones, walk on – leave enough room for them to turn back on to the rail or … Continue reading

Fun Video Friday: Exercises for Balance

This is a super cute video. Like all videos, take it with a grain of salt. And talk like them for the rest of the day! **************** Note: This is not professional advice, this is a blog. I am not liable for what you do with or how you use this information. The activities explained … Continue reading

Good Hands and Arms

I found this fascinating article on “The Arms and the Hands” by Laura Martlock at The Mane Street. I reorganized it in a way it’s easier for me to remember. Enjoy! Good Hands and Arms This seems to be the order of progression: Bad Hands Almost everyone starts off with bad hands due to human instinct: WHY The … Continue reading